By Ellie / Last Updated March 17, 2023

Want to get remote access to C Drive

Hello there, guys. I need help. What's a better way to get remote access than a USB flash drive if I'm at home with several computers connected to a LAN (or WIFI) and wish to access C Drive from one device to another PC? Thanks.

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How do I remote access C Drive?

Accessing the files or data remotely on the same network seems relatively easy. How do we remotely access a Drive? Here we summarize 3 methods for you to access C Drive remotely on Windows 10, 11, and 8,7... Keep reading to know more about it.

Method 1. Access C Drive by inputting a path

Inputting a path can help you remote access C Drive on Windows 10/11 if 2 PCs are on the same LAN. The point that needs to mention is that the host PC must change the network to private so that the client PC is visible to the host PC and can be used to access files or Drives.

Step 1. Press Win + R and then enter “control panel”, and hit OK.

Run Control Panel

Step 2. Locate Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing settings.

Change Advanced Sharing Centers

Step 3. Under the Private option, tick “Turn on network discovery” and the option “Turn on automatic setup of network-connected devices”.

Turn on Network Discovery

Step 4. Click on This PC and then input \\(IP address)\c$, such as \\\c$.

Input the Path

Step 5. Enter the password. Now you can access the remote PC successfully.

Enter Your Credentials

Method 2. Access C Drive remotely via CMD

Apart from inputting the path, remotely accessing C Drive via CMD is another method. Follow me to know how to operate.

Step 1. Search cmd in the search box and then right-click the option, and choose “Run as Administrator”.

Run as Administrator

Step 2. Type “mstsc” and then press the “Enter” key to open Remote Desktop.


Step 3. Click on Show options. Locate “Local Resources” and then select “More...” under the “Local devices and resources”. Tick “Local Disk (C:)” and then click on “OK”.

Remote Access C Drive

Step 4. After that, Locate the “General’ tab, and then input the IP address to connect.

Step 5. Enter the password and then click on “OK”.

Enter the Credentials

Step 6. Once the connection is established, click on “This PC” and then you can remotely access C Drive.

Access C Drive

Method 3. Access C Drive via easier remote desktop software

If you want an easier way to remotely access C Drive, it is suggested to use the remote access software, AnyViewer. With AnyViewer, you can get remote access to C Drive no matter when you access it and where you are. It’s not limited by the same LAN, and you won’t run into an RDP error like “Access is denied”. Moreover, you can enjoy easy operation, fast connection speed, low latency, and less setup with AnyViewer. It’s compatible with multiple Windows versions like Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 R2.

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Step 1. Install AnyViewer. Sign up for the AnyViewer account and then log in to this account on the two computers. Once logged in, the PC will be assigned to the account automatically. 

Log in

Step 2. After logging in, you can see your interface in the following picture. 

Free Editions

Step 4. On the client computer, go to "Device", locate, and click the PC that you need to control. And then click "One-click control" to achieve a remote connection with one click.  After that, you can access C Drive easily.


It is recommended to upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan. What can a professional or enterprise plan brings to you:
More devices will be allowed to assign to the same account for unattended access.
More connection channels for more devices to be able to start remote connection at the same time.
One device can connect to more devices simultaneously.
Black the remote PC screen and disable the remote keyboard & mouse click to protect privacy.
Transfer 1TB files at 10 MB/s.
Higher image qualities.



How can you remote access C Drive on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7? In this post, we mainly provide 3 methods for you to easily get remote access to C Drive. However, if you encounter a series of issues in the course of using the 2 methods, it seems that AnyViewer is the best solution for you.