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Access C Drive on networked computer

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I tried to access the C Drive on a windows 8.1 computer from a windows 7 computer and got the access denied error. The C Drive has sharing enabled and full permissions for everyone. I can access other partitions on the 8.1 pc with no problem. This isn't a major problem as I can transfer files from the 8.1 pc to the 7 pc. I was just wondering why this was happening.
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You can't access the default share. You need to set up a new one and grant access. For instance, on my Win 8 system, I have these shares:

net share

Share name   Resource                        Remark
C$           C:\                             Default share
D$           D:\                             Default share
E$           E:\                             Default share
F$           F:\                             Default share
G$           G:\                             Default share
H$           H:\                             Default share
IPC$                                         Remote IPC
ADMIN$       C:\windows                      Remote Admin
Lenovo_C     C:\
Lenovo_D     D:\
Lenovo_E     E:\
Lenovo_F     F:\
Lenovo_G     G:\
Lenovo_H     H:\
Lenovo_I     I:\

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