To find the actual location of file shares on Windows network and also to view administrative shares, open a command prompt. To open a command prompt, click the Start Menu, choose the Accessories option, then choose Command Prompt. Alternatively, click the Start Menu, choose the Run option, then type ‘cmd’ in the Run window that opens.
Type the command ‘net share’ and press Enter in the command prompt window. The ‘net share’ command shows the name and location of each shared folder on that computer. Share names that end with a dollar sign ($) are administrative shares.
Several administrative shares are created automatically by Windows; these should not be modified.