When they were talking about mapping out a path remote C drives, I couldn't quite understand how to do it, how and why the paths are what they are. Why is the $ sign needed again?
A+ Windows Networking - Mapping out a path remote C drives
Again another great question, you are referring to what is know as administrative shares. These share are network resources that are available to any user that has administrative privileges on the PC. They are denoted as:
C$(or the root of drive:)
ADMIN$ (This opens to the C:\Windows\ directory)
IPC$ ( This is not used interactively by a user as it is for network computers to create network session between each other)
They can be seen by launching Computer Management
Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Computer Management
Type Computer Management in the Search field
Type compmgmt.msc in the runline
However these shares are also "hidden" and that is the point of the "$". This tells the Windows subsystem to hide the share when the UNC path is types (\computername\sharename)
Now you can create a hidden share in the Advanced Sharing settings by adding a "$" to the end of the name.
Please NOTE- you cannot create a hidden share with the basic sharing wizard it HAS to be the Advanced Sharing wizard.