Re: Defualt C$ Share

From: Chuck (
Date: 08/26/05

Date: 25 Aug 2005 20:54:03 -0500

On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 18:03:01 -0700, Webber <>

>> Windows NT, 2000, XP Pro and Server 2003 will automatically share the root
>> of all volumes as C$, D$ ,etc by default, for administrators only. This is
>> done by default but can be turned off with a registry setting. See
>>;en-us;816524 - I'm not
>> sure about XP Home Edition
>> So I shouldn't have anything to fear from if I see such a share for my drives?? When I tried to remove it, it said that it's a share created for administrative purposes only and on restart the share will be turned on again. I'm asking to make sure because I recently made quite a big mess on my hard drives.

There is nothing dangerous in creating that share. Windows just wants to
caution you against sharing the whole drive. You won't be able to share C$
under XP Home, of course.

Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
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