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    Network drives with $s

    I have a small peer to peer network. When I look at My Computer on one of the 3 computers the drives appear with a dollar sign following the drive letter, i.e. C$. They also have a red X under the drive until I try and access the drive from another PC and enter a password. When I set up the machine with the $s I must have done something different, but can not remember what. The machine with the $s is running WIndows 2000. The others Windows XP.

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    Re: Network drives with $s

    The '$' drives are default shares, accessible by an/the administrator over the network.

    Run Start > Help in W2K and look for Special shared folders for an overview.

    The little red x means the share has been disconnected.

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    Re: Network drives with $s

    are these mapped drives?

    the $ indicates they are hidden shares accessible only to those who know they are there - you can access them from the other systems by typing in the path i.e. computernamec$
    the winxp machine should have the same thing.

    the red x indicates they are not available... in this case, until you enter a password

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