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I am trying to make some space on my C: partition, an SSD drive, by moving the C:\Windows\Installer partition to the D: drive (following this guide).

The last step is:

Launch a Command Prompt (as administrator) and execute the following command.:

junction.exe c:\windows\installer d:\windows\installer

When I do that I get the error:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>junction.exe C:\Windows\Installer D:\Windows\Installer

Junction v1.06 - Windows junction creator and reparse point viewer
Copyright (C) 2000-2010 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Error creating C:\Windows\Installer:
Cannot create a file when that file already exists.

When I try to remove the file I get:

C:\Windows\system32>rmdir C:\Windows\Installer
The directory is not empty.

And when I try to look what's inside that folder I get:

C:\Windows\system32>cd C:\Windows\Installer

 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is F8DE-4477

 Directory of C:\Windows\Installer

File Not Found

So, how can I create a symbolic link to the new location (Windows 7)?

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Did you cut and paste the folder? –  Daniel Beck Jul 29 '13 at 13:36
Have you tried it in Safe Mode? –  Shevek Jul 29 '13 at 13:37
@DanielBeck apparently I cut and pasted the folder contents but not the folder itself. –  BioGeek Jul 29 '13 at 13:43

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