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Windows : how to know if a symbolic link still works

I have lots of symbolic links (windows 7). How to know if there are working or if they are dead (ie original file has been deleted/moved/renamed) ? I tried if not exist mylink.txt echo The link is ...
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remote symbolic link / junction

Might be a pretty obvious one but have had some trouble finding solid answers. I have a directory on a windows network share containing different versions of an application. I would like to have a ...
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How do I mklink junction + move content from C:\Program Files to D:\Program Files?

I have a few applications that absolutely refuse to install into anything but C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files(x86). Changing the registry keys for default install folders doesn't seem to provide ...
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How is the “AppData\Local\Application Data\” directory linked?

I deleted "AppData\Local\Application Data\" from my profile and I want to create the link again. My problem is that if I create an mklink to %localappdata%, it behaves differently than the original: ...
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Why can't I create a junction with Dropbox?

Had to relink my Dropbox after some problems and realized that my old Dropbox folder is "My Dropbox" and the new is "Dropbox". I went ahead and renamed the folder so I wouldn't have to download all of ...
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When would one prefer a Junction Point (Directory Hard Link) over a symbolic link?

Technically, I get the difference between the two; this is just a usage question. In particular, I want to move some folders off of a smaller hard drive and onto a larger one, but I need to use some ...
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What directories in a Windows 7 SSD install would you link/junction to an HDD?

I'm planning on installing an SSD/HDD combination with the SSD as my boot (Windows 7 x64) drive, and a spinning HDD as a storage drive. Are there any log files in particular best suited to a mklink ...