Windows 2012 file server -- local C: folder not viewable ?

Any ideas what is causing the below weird issue since
I would like to see all folders when doing the
below step #3 and #10 ?

 1. login to Windows 2012 file server as "admin"
 2. open local C:
 3. see four of the five folders I created
 4. type "C:\hiddenfoldername" to see the hidden folder
 5. check to make sure above folder is NOT marked as hidden
 6. open "Server Manager, File and Storage Services, Shares"
 7. click "Tasks", select "New Share"
 8. select "Type a custom path"
 9. click "Browse", select "C:"
10. see four of the five folders I created
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
I saw something similar recently and it was down to UAC in the end this is how I resolved it
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Map the root C: folder as C$   You must be administrator to do this.
Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Also try dropping to "Administrate command prompt", and look at the attribute values for your folders, attempt to Add/Remove the R A S H attributes and see if you get any error messages.

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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
If it is not hidden it is marked as SYSTEM
attrib -s C:\hiddenfoldername

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
uncheck hide protected operating system files to show files with the "System" attribute File Folder options
finance_teacherAuthor Commented:
attrib -s -h C:\hiddenfoldername fixed the issue, removing the HIDDEN & SYSTEM attributes so I can see when going to C:
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