Originally Posted by SkyDX
First of all I want to say thanks for the great app, I use it all the time and it's the best File Explorer on Android by far. I have a suggestion for the SMB plugin though:
Windows 10 has a Administrative Network Share for each partition set by default that it needs for Remote Windows Sessions. These shares are denoted as C$, D$ etc. depending on how many partitions you have. They are inaccessible by normal means as it should be and normally also hidden, however MiX with the SMB plugin shows them along with regular Samba shares if accessing a Windows 10 PC.
Could MiX maybe get an option to hide these shares to reduce clutter?
Although I like seeing admin shares (especially with multiple computers or those having different drives attached at different times) because they serve as a reminder of which computer I'm accessing and what state it's in, it would be nice to have this option. I think this has come up before which makes me wonder if it is indeed possible.
Meanwhile, there are a couple of ways to mitigate it but they do require extra steps or changes to usage patterns.
- MiXplorer's "Hide/Show hidden" toggle respects the admin share syntax as a hidden type without having to be manually flagged as hidden in MiX (which is not allowable anyhow). This would also hide other items intended to be hidden (such as ".filename") but... With the "Show hidden globally" checkbox at the top of the MiXplorer menu where it is fairly easy to access you could toggle the display of hidden items on and off fairly easily.
- You can make separate shortcuts to each of the shares but that's not a good replacement for seeing a nice top down view of all your actual shares and climbing the tree from there.
+1 to a separate show/hide Windows admin shares toggle unless people think that would open a pandora's box of too many granular settings.