Today’s Tip…

Windows Deduplication is a great way to consolidate your data in Windows Server 2012. However, the changes it makes to the file system makes any file that has been ‘deduped’ unavailable if the disk is mounted by a down level version of Windows.

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Files that were not optimized yet, will still be available normally.  And all files will one again be available when you move the volume back to Windows Server 2012.