Access to c$

  1.    4 Weeks Ago #1

    Access to c$


    Ages ago, one could remotely access any computer connected the same LAN.
    One could simply go to Start \ Run, and enter \\computername\c$. With Windows 8 & 10, that does not seem to be an option.

    In short, if I am at home with multiple computers connected to a LAN (or WIFI), and I want to copy data from one computer to another, besides a USB thumb drive and such, what's the better way?

    Thanks in advance
    Ivan
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2

    Instead of sharing the root C:\, share specific folders, such as C:\Users\Public\Documents.

    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #3

    Welcome to TenForums @teecuptech

    My solution is, on all my machines, to create a C:\Temp folder. I set its ntfs security permission to 'Everyone, Full Control' and share it with the share permission also set to 'Everyone, Full Control'. I also turn off 'password protected sharing' in Network and Sharing Centre > Advanced sharing settings.
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #4

    Thanks for the response. I know how to 'directly' share folders. However, if I am troubleshooting a computer for a friend, and they are on my network, it would be easier to do it the old way, merely browse to c$, versus setting up a share.

    A shame that option seems to have been depreciated...


    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Instead of sharing the root C:\, share specific folders, such as C:\Users\Public\Documents.


    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    You could enable them https://www.repairwin.com/enable-adm...indows-10-8-7/

    Or perhaps use OneDrive to sync folders between your pc's...
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #6

    teecuptech said: View Post
    Thanks for the response. I know how to 'directly' share folders. However, if I am troubleshooting a computer for a friend, and they are on my network, it would be easier to do it the old way, merely browse to c$, versus setting up a share.

    A shame that option seems to have been depreciated...
    Then I would suggest you use remote assistance instead:
    Windows 10: How to Send Remote Assistance Invitation

    Having access to only C$ is not much of a help when troubleshooting a computer, unless maybe you are trying to look at log files saved on the drive.
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #7

    Based on ideas presented here, I could buy a NAS.
    With all my tools and such on the NAS, if any computer on my network needs data/files/applications, etcetera, I could merely browse to the NAS over the network.

    Plus, the transfer rate to the said computer would be quick, too, no?
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  8. AndreTen's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #8

    teecuptech said: View Post
    Thanks for the response. I know how to 'directly' share folders. However, if I am troubleshooting a computer for a friend, and they are on my network, it would be easier to do it the old way, merely browse to c$, versus setting up a share.

    A shame that option seems to have been depreciated...
    It was security risk, but I did use it in my home network too .. You can still share c:, or follow lx07's advice.
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