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Can't re-create admin$ share

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I accidentally deleted the admin$ share using a registry cleaner.  When I try to re-create it I get this error:

The folder could not be shared for the following reason:
The parameter is incorrect.


I was able to re-create the c$ share though.
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by:Shahnawaz Ahmed
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Dear,

Follow the steps below and then try.

http://www.wintips.org/how-to-enable-admin-shares-windows-7/

Which OS is it by the way?
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by:McKnife
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Make sure it is not recreated on reboot anyway.
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by:ThePorthos
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It is Windows 7. However the actual share is deleted. When I go into computer management it is not there. I have tried recreating it and it gives me the above error. I have also tried the registry change and file and print services is already enabled.
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by:McKnife
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Did you reboot or not - it was a serious question. Normally, after any reboot, those shares get recreated, question is, does the recreator need the regkeys :)
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by:ThePorthos
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I believe I tried that but I will try again when I get to work tomorrow. It wasn't deleted via computer management. A program called Tuneup utilities disabled it. I didn't mean to click yes on the option to disable it but accidentally did. Go figure.
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Tried rebooting, no change.
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by:McKnife
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You can reset security to defaults by performing an inplace upgrade.
You could also try to import the registry bits for the admin$ share from another computer.
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Where would I find all of the registry bits I need to import? Sorry for the delay in replying but have been quite busy.
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Thanks for the late acceptance but I have been super busy.
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