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Assume I make a softlink (symbolic link or junction) to a 50GB directory, it appears as if the "shortcut" folder is as same as target folder.

Will Windows use 50GB more for the "shortcut" folder?

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I have no idea what I just read, could you rephrase that? –  Jesper Jensen Aug 13 '13 at 12:03

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No, softlinks does not consume additional storage

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