Mklink is a utility provided by Microsoft to create symbolic links to folders and files on Windows, such as "ln" utility in Linux.

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Windows 7 Symlink to network drive root

My Ubuntu server provides storage to my Windows 7 workstation through the use of SMB and network drives. One symlink currently links from a network drive to my iTunes library folder. Within that ...
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How do you make a symbolic link with a relative path using mklink?

This web page implies that it is possible to make symbolic links with relative paths using mklink. I have tried all sorts of ways to make relative symbolic links, but I always end up with an absolute ...
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How to sync files on Windows 7 so Dropbox notices the changes

I want a file on my hard drive in Windows 7 to sync to my public dropbox folder. I can do this with: mklink /H "c:\dropbox\Public\test.txt" "c:\data\test.txt" And the first time after I do this, ...
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Batch files can not be a passed a path with spaces when it is elevated

I am trying to create a batch file that needs to be passed a path and has operations in it that requires elevation (I use mklink in it). Here is how to recreate the problem. Make a .bat file that ...
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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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Windows 7 mklink - hard link's attributes (expected !) + contents do not affect the linked file

Now - this is driving me crazy. I created a hard link pointing to a file in my dropbox dir - the link was created inside a folder where this file needs to be in order to be accessed by the programs I ...
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Windows 7 NTFS Symbolic Link - Network Share Availability/Timeout

In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, is there a way to quickly detect if the target of a symbolic link is available? For example, a symbolic link is created to a remote share UNC using the ...
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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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How Can I Create a NTFS Directory Redirect in Windows 7 Enterprise?

I am using DeepFreeze to keep my C:\ drive from getting corrupted, but I need the "C:\Users" directory to be redirected (like a virtual directory or alias) to "D:\Users" so that basic changes to user ...
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Using mklink /h results in “Access is denied.”

From command prompt with Administrator privilages: c:\>mklink /h c:\dirA c:\Users\Piotr\dirB Access is denied. I'm on Vista x64. Using /j or /d instead of /h works. What's the problem? Related: ...
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What can I not symlink/mklink in the windows folder (i.e. prevent booting)

I have a huge project. I got the scripting down. The script dumps to a .txt file a list of all files under or over a certain size. I then move the files to another hd (depending on how I setup my ...
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Access is denied error, when I mklink on Windows 7 [duplicate]

My home directory is c:\Users\phi as a user phi, and I made a directory at c:\Users\abc. I need to symbolic link from c:\Users\phi\hello to c:\Users\abc\hello. I run the following command mklink ...
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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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Windows 7: hard link, symbolic link and junction [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between NTFS hard links and directory junctions? What's the difference between them? in examples..
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Got not sufficient privileges message in CMD when logged on as administrator

I was trying to use mklink command in cmd (i have Windows 7 os) I was logged on as administrator, but i got a " you do not have sufficient privilege to perform this operation" message. I used the same ...
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How do I create a link in Windows 7 home premium as a regular user? [duplicate]

I am a Linux guy and as such I am very lost when I try and do anything is Windows. I am trying to create the following link: mklink /d C:\backup\data \\myth\backup\data But I do not have sufficient ...
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How do I figure out if a link is a symbolic link, a hard link, or a directory junction in Windows?

If I've created a directory link via mklink, how can I figure out if it was a symbolic link, a directory junction, or a hard link (ie whether I used /d, /j, or /h)?
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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 ...