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What is the significance of a dollar sign ($) at the end of a network share?

A) The share is given priority over other shares

B) The share is hidden from the network browser

C) The share is marked as read-only

D) The share is used by the operating system for administrative purposes

E) A network share is what I need

The answer: B) The share is hidden from the network browser

A dollar sign ($) is used at the end of a share to hide it from anyone browsing the network for shares. This doesn’t provide any additional security, but it does help to manage large lists of shares. Although an administrative share may use a dollar sign on the share, the hidden shares are not limited to administrative functions.

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