Special Shares

In addition to shares created by a user or administrator, the system creates a number of special shares that shouldn’t be modified or deleted. These include the administrative shares: the ADMIN$ share and the hidden shares for each hard drive volume (C$, D$, E$, and so on). These shares allow administrators to connect to drives that are otherwise not shared. These shares are not visible by default and can be connected only by administrators.

Special shares exist as part of the operating system’s installation. Depending on the computer’s configuration, some or all of the following special shares might be present (and none should be modified or deleted):

  • ADMIN$. Used during the remote administration of a computer. The path is always ...

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