Where should I add the server folder?

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

Typically, you should add or move server folders onto hard drives which have the maximum amount of free space. If possible, avoid adding or moving a shared folder to the system (c:) hard drive as it make take away the necessary drive space that is required for operating system and its updates. Also, avoid adding server or moving server folders to an external hard drive because you may not be able to access files in a folder on an external drive because they can be easily disconnected. Instead creating the folder on an internal drive is recommended.

A server folder cannot be added or moved to the following locations and will result in an error if any one of these locations are selected for addition or move:

  • a hard drive that is not formatted with the NTFS file system.

  • the %windir% folder.

  • a mapped network drive.

  • a folder that contains a shared folder.

  • a hard drive that is located under Device with Removable Storage.

  • a root directory of a hard drive (such as C:\, D:\, E:\).