It is possible to create shares which aren't visible to people browsing the network. To make a hidden share, just add a $ in the end of name for the share:
When accessing the shared resource then remember that $ is part of the share name.
- Hidden shares is merely a cosmetic feature, which allows one to remove irrelevant shares that the average user shouldn't have access to. Ex. shares needed only by a certain application.
- Hidden shares should NOT be used for protecting shares from unauthorized access, instead one should use normal access control with password.
Updated: 23 September 2007