The power of ‘$’ in Windows
Posted On March 30, 2007
The $ character not only exudes money and power, but is also useful in many dynamically-typed languages, such as Perl and Windows PowerShell. I won’t be discussing it’s use in any of these languages, but rather, how you can take advantage of it in one powerful way: To share a folder in “steath-mode.”
- Navigate to the folder you’d like to share.
- Access the Sharing and Security properties.
- Share the folder like so: FolderName$, then apply the change.
- Next go to the Security tab and add the user with the appropriate permissions.
That’s pretty much it. To access, type the following from the Run command: \\ComputerName\FolderName$