See C drive of other networked computers

snyperj used Ask the Experts™
Once upon a time (in another 'life') I remember there was a way that, using the run dialog, I could view the C drive of other networked computers.   This was particularly helpful to drop files into different user folders, etc...

What is the command to view another networked computers C drive?
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From run you would put the following

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Start -> Run


This will only work if you have permission to the administrative share on the remote machine.
Well you have to be an admin on the remote computer for this to work but just drop down to your run command and type:  \\"computer name"\c$   or \\"ip address"\c$
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Or \\IP_Address\c$ would also work.

For this (and the above) you need permission to view the share, NTFS permissions to files/folders in C:\ (an admin account would do) and also for file and printer sharing to be switch on at the destination.

Use \\computername\c$

c$ is a hidden and administrative share. It is same for other drives even.

You should have Administrative priviledge on the remote computer to access the share.

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