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Using Windows 7.

I have a folder on c: and I want to store some of the contents of this folder on d:.

The problem is I have software that needs to see the full contents in the c: folder and the software only has space to enter one folder as the location to look (so I can't just enter both folder locations).

Question: How can I move some files from the c: folder into a d: folder while making it look like the c: folder contains all the files?

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That's what you use file junctions or symbolic links for.

These are a bit confusing initially and they have been discussed extensively on superuser

It's a bit much to fully quote here, the first link tells you how to map to directories to each other using the [mklink] command:

mklink /D [LINK NAME] [TARGET]

creates a directory symbolic link which is a pointer to a directory.

There's no file moving or copyimng involved.

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It looks complicated but is also exactly what I need... thanks! Is it possible to use mklink using just the windows GUI? –  David19801 Jun 14 '13 at 14:29

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