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Hidden shares in Windows

in Windows

Default Microsoft Windows hidden shares

Example of getting to computer and see local c drive: Use \\ComputerName\C$

Below are examples of Microsoft Windows default administrative hidden shares.
ADMIN$ – The default systemroot or Windows directory.
C$ and D$ – The default drive share, by default C$ is always enabled. D$ represents any other partitions or drives found by Windows that are also shared, e.g. D$, E$, etc.
FAX$ – Share used by fax clients to access cover pages and other files on a file server.
IPC$ – See the IPC definition for additional information about IPC.
PRINT$ – Share used by printers, enabling remote administration on printers.