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  • I think I might have just lost a lot of data so I could really do with some
    advice!

    So I had a computer with Windows Home Server on it, has an 80gig HD and 2
    500gigs in it.

    20gig is the system volume for WHS and then the 60 left and the 2 500 drives
    have one extended volume on them.  The beta version of WHS expired so I just
    installed windows server onto the old system volume (the 20gig one).

    Problem is, I can now see the files in explorer, but when you try and open
    them it can't access them.  I've tried everything I can think of in disk
    management but I can't get at them.  In disk management it even shows the
    free space on the drives and says they have data on them.

    Any advice?

    Saturday, March 22, 2008 10:04 AM

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  • odd

    I've now given each of the drives a letter (e and f).  And I can see all the files now.  But its no longer one big volume so half the folders are in one drive and half the folders the other.  Least I can now access the data though!
    Saturday, March 22, 2008 1:51 PM
  • What you're seeing is normal; that's how Drive Extender works. Do some more reading in the forums, and take a look at the Drive Extender technical brief.
    Saturday, March 22, 2008 2:03 PM
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