Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'trying to make a symbolic link for dropbox folder which will refer to music directory, so the command I entered was the following: mklink \D d:\User\Dropbox d:\User\My Music. When I tried to enter dropbox folder (which is symlink), I've got the error text saying that d:\User\Dropbox refer to unreachable distanation. Can somebody explain what I've done wrong or point me to the solution?

Thanks to everyone!

p.s. due to lack of reputation points I'm unable to upload screenshot (anyway, it's in russian ;))

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Try mklink /d <link-name> </target> or use /j for junctions.

D is for directory symlinks as opposed to file symlinks.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.