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    Sharing files in Win2000 NT

    I want to share a file in my limited type of account in our school network. I understand that I can add users who can access my shared file in the computer that I'm currently using by this method:

    Right click on the file > Properties > Security Tab > Add button > Input the username > Ok

    After that, a user has been added to the shared file. I can give him full control of the file by clicking on the check boxes that can be found below.


    NETWORK INFORMATION
    Domain: CSB
    My workstation's name (computer name): CL101
    Shared file: File01.doc


    Once done, I tried to access it with other computers with the account of my friend (the one that I add in my shared file), leaving my workstation logged-in with my account, by creating a shortcut in the desktop with the location of the file. \\server\sharename thats the format I followed. So, I came with \\CL101\c$\File01.doc and finished the shortcut. Here comes the problem... once I try to run the shortcut, a window appears and asking for a correct Username and Password. So I supplied my friend's account but it only gives me the Username and Password verification window back. So I supplied my account but still its no use. I also tried to map the file using "Map Network Drive" but it also gives me the User and Pass verification window.

    Can anyone please help me with this?
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    i believe the c$ share is just for administrative purposes, ther is no acces to this share for just a user, only administrators can get in, meybe even only the system. Try add another sharename to the c: drive, add your friends username to the share (or just everyone, since your friend only has acces to the file) and then it should work

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    Oh I see. So, once I added a new sharename for Drive C, for example I picked "er$" (is that ok?) then the location of the file will be \\CL101\er$\File01.doc ?
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    er$ is ok as a share name. Note that the $ in the share name makes it a hidden share so others looking at your computer with explorer won't see that share. Had you created the share without the $ it would be a visible share and could be viewed in the "Network Neighborhood". Also note that there are ways to show "hidden" shares so you should never rely on that alone for security.

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    Oh ok. Thanks..
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    How can you (using a limited type of account) view the hidden shares?
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    on the computer who has the drives/folders shared, you can find out which ones are shared by starting computer management (found in folder administrative tools in control panel) then node system tools > shared folders > Shares

    From another computer it is not (in a MS-documented way) possible. That is why you use the $-sign, to hide the shares.

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    Oh ok.. I see. Anyway, it only gives me the lists of shares in my current computer. Is there a way that I can view all shares that can be found in the network domain?

    I found some shares in other computers in our network by searching in the Windows Media Player. I really did it on purpose because my classmates where asking if I could find some MP3's or MPEG's in our network. So I came up with a simple idea how to locate hidden shares in the network. LOL.
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