Move files from locked WHS 1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've had a test version of WHS 1, which now is locked due to activation. (yes, I'm an idiot....)


    I have 2 system HDDs, one with WHS 2011 RC and one with WHS v1. The files are stored on 1 500GB USB disc and 1 1,5TB USB disc. They are however not full, and also most files should be duplicated.

    How to I transfer my files to the 2011 version?

    When I connect the USB discs to 2011, they dont have any files. The same if I connect it to my Win7 32bit laptop. Is there any OS which will read the files?


    Friday, March 4, 2011 8:02 PM

All replies

  • When you boot your server (v1) you should be able to access the files in shares from another system in the same network. When copying files please note the server will probably reboot every 2 hours.

    Alternatively you can connect the disks to the new server. Files should be in a hidden folder named DE in the root of the drive / partition. You may need to enable view hidden files and folders on the new server.

    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Friday, March 11, 2011 4:16 PM