Missing files on server

Abraham Deutsch
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An unexpected shutdown occurred to my file server.
At restarts the shared$ folder I created with all it sub folders are missing and the other folders lost their sharing setting. Please help  
There is a error msg reporting the shot down (error 41) in the event log
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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First, did you try a proper and orderly shutdown and restart?  Any luck?

If no, do you have a good backup?
Abraham DeutschIT professional
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Did do a restart. No luck
No backup in place yet.
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You have probably lost your files. Restructure your files from what is left.
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One disk?

If so then attach the disk to another machine and then use an application such as GetDataBack https://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm  (free to try, pay for full functionality if the trial version sees your files) on this machine and examine the server disk to see what it makes of it.
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Look at the server's RAID configuration. Probably the array that contains your data is acting up and so it can't be accessed.
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Thinking back. At the same time after the shutdown before restarting, I added another virtual drive to this VM, but instead of doing it Here I did it from here, this created a new drive and pointed the server to that drive. Before hitting apply I realized and pointed back to its original drive deleted the newly created drive and created the new drive as a secondary drive.

I tried going back to earlier checkpoints but the chain is broken.

In the setting I pointed the drive to earlier AVHDX files and stared the server from there but did not bring back the share settings and files.

Tried to do an import so I may re register the ID but seams only after an export this works, now it claims it does not find any VM at this location.

Shadow copy is disabled
Not RAID configured

Any help on this?

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