Couple of days back one of the junior DBAs reached out to me in hurry and had one question ready for me. He was on a call and he was supposed to copy a file on a Shared Path on a server. He did not have access to that share but he was an Administrator on the Server which hosted that share. He wanted to know the actual path of that shared folder so that he could logon to the server and copy the files locally.
I am aware of two ways of getting this information. One is the GUI mode and the other one is through Command Line interface.
Navigate to Computer Management –> Shared Folders –> Shares. This lists all the shared folders on that server.
The other way is through the Command Prompt. Open Run –> cmd.exe and type net share.