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Disable administrative shares

Windows automatically shares certain folders over the network, examples being C drive, C:\Windows & IPC$. Learn how to disable these administrative shares from command prompt.

Execute the below net share command to delete the system/hidden shares.

net share sharedFolder /delete

So to delete each of the system shares, we can run a separate command

net share C$ /delete
net share IPC$ /delete
net share ADMIN$ /delete

Example:

C:\>net share
Share name   Resource                        Remark
---------------------------------------------------------
C$           C:\                             Default share
IPC$                                         Remote IPC
ADMIN$       C:\WINDOWS                      Remote Admin
The command completed successfully.

Now run the commands to disable the shares.

c:\>net share C$ /delete
C$ was deleted successfully.
c:\>net share  IPC$ /delete
IPC$ was deleted successfully.
c:\>net share ADMIN$ /delete
ADMIN$ was deleted successfully.
c:\>net share
There are no entries in the list.
c:\>

Alternative command to delete system shares

Using for loop, we can run just one command that iterates over all administrative shares and issues delete command.

for %i in (C$ IPC$ ADMIN$) do net share %i /delete
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