Introduction: Access the 'root' or 'top' of a Drive on School Computers.

For those who dont know: the 'root' of a drive is the top (i.e. C:/ D:/ H:/ ect.)
On many school networks, the root of many hard drives (the most common is C:/)

Disclaimer: If you get introuble, I won't take ANY responsibility for your punishment

Step 1: Checking Your Restrictions

First, you need to see what you can and can't do...........


1:Can you already access the root of the drive? If you can, then you dont even need to read this instructable.

2:Can you get to the right-click menu on the desktop? If you cant, then you'll have to find a different method.

Step 2: Its Time to Access the Root/top of the Drive

1st: Goto the desktop and right-click
2nd: Goto new>shortcut

At this point a dialog box should appear asking the address your shortcut leads to......

3rd: type in
"C:/"
or whatever drive you want/need access to
MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE QUOTATION MARKS AS WELL
4th: press ok
5th:another box will open
6th:press ok

Now you can access the root of a hard drive!
Have Fun,
Its more usefull than you think.......

Comments

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admin (author)2009-05-27

Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!

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admin (author)2009-05-11

Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!

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joshtr1001 (author)2009-12-10

 hehe... i'm gonna have some fun with this! :D
made myself a keylogger in C++ and i'm gonna plany it on the network drive. Capture my teachers acc info, and f*** his world up. 

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RedFlash (author)2009-07-26

Or you could open command and type in:


subst V: C:\

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RedFlash (author)RedFlash2009-07-26

that makes a virtual drive so you won't have to hit the shortcut

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fwjs28 (author)2009-07-20

typing in Shell:sendto will usually get you into C:\something\something and then you just have to go up a couple directories and you have the C: drive on that local computer...

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B.F.L.M (author)fwjs282009-07-21

The problem with that is: 1)Typing that will make an Internet shortcut (we dont want that)
2) That code only work in Run.exe which is blocked at most schools, so we'd have to unblock it, which creates more unecassary steps
3) it leads to C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\SendTo

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fwjs28 (author)B.F.L.M2009-07-21

yes, it edits the send to dialog, and then go up a couple directories, as to the internet shortcut I'm not sure what you mean and you can type in directly into the location bar in Explorer...

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B.F.L.M (author)fwjs282009-07-21

yes thank you, (please be more specific in the morning, (i havent had coffee yet sorry)

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fwjs28 (author)B.F.L.M2009-07-21

ahh, i know how it is, i haven't had my coffee either

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B.F.L.M (author)fwjs282009-07-21

yeah, unfortunately i have to drink tons of it for anything to happen (which isn't that healthy) because caffine and sugar don't boost my energy as much as they normaly should. With sugar, i just skip the "sugar high" and go straigt to the "crash". its very annoying. im posting a forum topic, check it out

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fwjs28 (author)B.F.L.M2009-07-21

i know that too, i can drink an entire can of monster with l carnitine, caffiene, gurana, taurine, etc. but it doesn't really do much...

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iRule (author)2009-07-20

cool .. i just used batch to get into mine =P

also you can't do much from the C: because most schools are networked linked so u need to get to the root of the network ... which i did =P
That's when you "accidentally" mess something up =D

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B.F.L.M (author)iRule2009-07-20

this work for All drives, could you give me a copy of that batch file?

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iRule (author)B.F.L.M2009-07-21

i just use:
explorer c:
that opens it

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ejdo (author)2009-07-03

or you right-click start > explore, and it takes you right there!

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