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My objective here is to synchronize my emule credit file (application.dat?) by Dropbox. But the credit file is not inside the Dropbox directory (by default). So I want to make a hard link to get this objective done.

I know I can make a hard link by Perl in Windows. (I learnt Perl in Windows XP. Only hard link is valid in Windows XP.) But it sounds like overkilling to me to make that done by installing new software, as I expect I am not going to use Perl in the near future.

Any ideas? The simpler, the better.

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don't club multiple questions into 1, ask a separate question –  Sathya Mar 10 '11 at 14:52
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You can use the mklink command like :

mklink /H <link> <target>

I guess that should work, but I don't know what would happen if you use eMule on the same time at two different locations regarding the syncing.

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I won't use it at the same time. Thanks. –  user69835 Mar 10 '11 at 15:01
    
unfortunatly this doen't work with network volumes –  Thariama Mar 10 at 14:04
    
@Thariama Hard links only works within the same disk. You can't hard link over the network –  M'vy Mar 10 at 17:02
    
correct, that's what i thought –  Thariama Mar 11 at 9:23
    
...its what it means. "Hard links" refer to the same hard-drive location, over a network you are use different hard drives for each machine. –  Ivan Castellanos Mar 20 at 22:41
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Ways to make a hard link — not solely confined to Windows 7:

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