Accessing and recovering files through Command Prompt on a Windows Server 2012 R2

PauloDias-5059 20 Reputation points
2023-02-28T13:42:00.4966667+00:00

Hi

We were using a pc as a server that was running windows server 2012 R2 but the motherboard is presenting issues and we cannot access it anymore the way normal way.

We can access the hard drive but we can't find the folders we were using to share between the users

Is there a way we can find the folders and copy to an external drive through Command Prompt?

A bit more info:

We have tried to access it by using as an external drive, what shows on disk management but with no media

We used to access the files through \server with a folder that we called 'shared folder' that we mapped on all the computers of each user

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2023-02-28T14:07:16.84+00:00

    Try putting the disk in a USB/SATA cradle to copy off your files.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2023-02-28T15:44:12.9133333+00:00

    The disk itself could be damaged. If it was part of a raid configuration, then this could also be problematic. You best chance is to move the disk(s) to another identical pc.

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