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I have a samba share mounted as a network drive. However, I can't make any sort of symbolic link or junction point to it. Is this possible?

When I try the following command:

mklink /D X:\Samba\dir C:\path_to_dir

I get "The file or directory is not a reparse point."

mklink /J X:\Samba\dir C:\path_to_dir

I get "Local NTFS volumes are required to complete this operation."

Any thoughts?

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It works like this

mklink /d "C:\path_to_dir" "X:\Samba\dir"
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No, it's not possible. You can create symbolic links only to local drives. And the error message says it.

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The title and the question suggest that he wants a link on the local drive to the network drive. He just got the param order wrong. – Werner Henze Nov 27 '14 at 9:36

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