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I'm installing SQL Server on Windows Home Server. It failed. It think it is because when it load the master DB it doesn't understand NTFS tombstones--the windows event log seems to think the system has an E: drive and there isn't.

Do any commands exist to check to see if file is a tombstone and where the real file is being held?

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If these tombstones are in fact NTFS reparse points or junctions, you might want to try one of the tools mentioned in this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/205524

There's also sysinternals (well, Microsoft) tool called Junction that might help: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx

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Junction will show 'UNKNOWN MICROSOFT REPARSE POINT' if the drive is missing (I have Windows Home Server and I'm pulling out each drive in turn and see this for every file) –  Simon May 22 '13 at 5:40
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