[Windows] Cannot access hidden C admin share

If you get an error while trying to access the Windows hidden C share (C$):

net use \\localhost\c$
System error 53 has occurred.

The network path was not found.

You may find the following articles useful: KB254210 and KB951016.

A simple thing is just to make sure your TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper and Server services are running (Start-Run, services.msc) and try again:

net use \\localhost\c$
The command completed successfully.

Of course, your user must be either an administrator or be part of the administrator group.

If it still fails, manually edit the registry (Start-Run, regedit). Browse to:


and create a new DWORD value LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy set to 1

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