A symbolic link ("symlink") is a reference to a file or folder which may exist on the same or another drive in the system. Symbolic links allow users to create a more logical file layout, when the files themselves may be spread across multiple disks or relocated to more convenient locations.

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Acceptable formats of NTFS link targets

Instead of a drive letter, is it possible to use \?\Volume{f993747a-5d7a-4de1-a97a-c20c1af1ba02}\ or something else that uniquely identifies the target's volume? I wanna set the folder/file target ...
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Windows symlink to executable - does not open by double click

On Windows 7 I created a symbolic link to an executable using: mklink Test.exe C:\Path\to\source.exe But when I try to run it by double clicking on it, i get the "open with" dialog. Running it ...
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Rsync with extended attributes

I'm using command rsync -aAX --delete /src/ /dest/ on linux to backup data from samba share to external disk. When rsync backup symlinks for the first time everything goes smoothly, but when I run the ...
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How do I give myself privilege to create symbolic links on Windows 7 logged in as domain user?

I would like to be able to use mklink without the inconvenience of right-clicking on cmd.exe and choosing "Run as Administrator". I am logged in at work as a domain user with local admin privileges, ...
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Where does Windows 7 store “warning” information about a link?

I have a program installed. Doesn't really matter which. If I double click on the executable file, it launches with no problems. If I create a link in a taskbar or in the menu bar, clicking the link ...
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iSeries symbolic link for QDLS appears as a file [closed]

My iSeries is running v7r1 and I am now having the same problem as a customer of ours running v6r1, and that is that if I add a symbolic link for QDLS into a normal IFS directory, then Windows ...
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Apache 403 forbidden symlink

I have a symlink from /home/public/folder to /var/www/example.com/thing but when I try to access example.com/thing i get 403 forbidden. I have given /home, /home/public and /home/public/folder o+x ...
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Use a dynamic mount path with a symlink

I need to have a chrooted user access a folder outside of its chroot. So I use a bind mount for this and it works fine. The mount points to a symlink folder and this symlink changes automatically ...
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Buiding and Installing Python Module

I am having the following issue and am not sure how to fix. I do not know what linking is but I hear it's related to the problem. I'm trying to set up a python module: First I call in the directory ...
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Time Machine backup to Google Drive folder? [closed]

My university uses Google Apps. With Google recently unveiling higher education customers will receive unlimited drive space, I want to take advantage of this to automatically backup my Mac. The ...
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Is it bad to create symbolic links from appdata and programfiles in windows 8.1?

I have a ssd, and the space is running low, so i'd like to create a symlink from C:\Program Files, C:\Program Files (x86) and C:\Users\Gabriel\AppData to D:\Program Files, D:\Program Files (x86) and ...
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How to backup symbolic link paths?

Is it possible to backup and restore the created symbolic link paths? Where Windows 7 stores the data for the symbolic links? I looked in the registry but i couldn't find any data there.
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Creating a symbolic link between extentionless files

I’m running Windows 7 on one partition, and Windows 10 on another partition. I’m trying to use my Windows 7 hosts file in place of the Windows 10 one, since it has information in it used by XAMPP. ...
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Windows 8.1, Cannot relocate Users directory without windows failing to login properly

I'm trying to relocate my C:\Users\Me folder on my SSD to F:\Users\Me which resides on my HDD. So far I've tried two approaches. Registry Modifying the following registry keys in ...
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Deleting a Symbolic Link in Windows 7

If you delete a directory symbolic link in Windows 7, using explorer's right-mouse menu delete command, will you also delete the contents of the directory it points to? If you do, is there any way of ...
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Launch program from commandline without .exe

I have added, in this case, the wireshark directory to my env var path and can type "wireshark.exe" from anywhere on my system to launch the program. I would liek to be able to type "wireshark" or ...
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Redirect SVN repository working path via symlink to shared network folder provided by vmplayer

My setup is the following: Host environment with backup software. Very lightweight so i can restore it with ease. Virtualized development environment - Host needs format? not a problem, Reinstall ...
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Reverse a default flag

As a context. I have a folder which I have symlinked into my $HOME directory. ~> ls -s /var/www/to_link "$HOME/linked" I cd into "$HOME/linked" So, by default, pwd shows the current directory ...
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Go to directory of symlink file target

How can I create a command (or alias) to go to the directory which contains the target file of a symlink. For example, if I have a symlink symFile@ -> /Users/zhermes/some/dir/someFile I'd like ...
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Replace Referenced files with Symlink

I have a git repo I am working with that has files and folders that need to be symlink to files and folders inside another folder. All of the symlinks are refrenced as text in the second projects ...
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Using utorrent server with symbolic links

Recently I installed the utorrent-server (version 3.3) on Ubuntu (ver. 13.04) so I could have a familiar UI to work with when I'm not using my Windows laptop. It seems to work fine for the most part, ...
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I have created a symbolic link I can't delete (command line OS X, windows share)

By accidental use of the ln command I have created a symbolic link file which I can't delete. It's on a Samba share I have access to. I have tried deleting it in various ways, command line, mouse ...
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nodejs and npm will not work on existing project directory

So, the issue here is that I installed the Node.JS on c:/app/nodejs while my projects are under c:/app/www. I tried to use a dynamic symlink of www inside /nodejs, but it did not work out. I also ...
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Windows path substitution

Is there a command for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 R2 where you can perform a file system path substitution? I have a SQL server database that has the following file paths hard coded: ...
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Symbolic Links and Folder View

I have symbolic links set up for some folders on a Win 7 machine. When I use windows explorer and navigate to the real folder it has the correct view (large icons) for pictures, but when I navigate ...
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Why doesn't this Linux symlink work?

I'm trying to create a symbolic link for the file logs inside home/dir1/ to the file netlogs inside home/dir3/. The link is created but when I try to look at the contents of netlogs I got this error ...
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Can a file system's logical structure (including symlink targets) be represented in a single lightweight file (non-binary)?

After playing with multiple SQL and NoSQL databases over the years I feel the best way for me to ensure portability in my personal apps that are data-centric is to avoid all bonafide databases ...
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How do I copy a file with accompanying symlinks in Linux?

Expected scenario: $ ls -lh /lib/libcurl.so* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Mar 26 2013 /lib/libcurl.so -> libcurl.so.4.0.1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Mar 26 2013 /lib/libcurl.so.4 -> ...
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Make a specific program see the file-system differently on Windows

I'm using Winamp since god knows when. I have all my songs in the media library with all my mp3 files with all kind of cool statistics like how many times I've listened to each song, ratings etc. The ...
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Soft links behaving badly in OS X

I have a very small open source project used to help people with speech disabilities communicate. You can see a working version here and the github for the whole project is here. I'm currently ...
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HRef File links in Firefox and Chrome

Hope someone can help. I know the Firefox file link topic has been done to death but I think I have folowed the rules and still get no joy. I have the following that I need to show all related ...
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Apache NTFS symlink linux

I have a dualboot system with a common NTFS drive. I wish to store my files there and run from there. I ran into several roadblocks and cleared most of them. Here is what I am facing. I have set my ...
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Symlink to a nonexistent drive in Windows

When I try to create a directory junction to a windows drive that does not yet exist, I get the following message: C:\>mklink H H:\ /J Local volumes are required to complete the operation. I ...
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GNU tar treatment of symbolic link timestamp

I need to use (GNU) tar to move a directory tree from one Linux machine to another, and I want symbolic links to remain symbolic links. I did it with just the usual command line options (cf and xf). ...
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Temporary Profile created after symlinking moved appdata folder

I have an SSD B and a HD C. My windows installation is on B. I originally had my entire user folder symlinked onto C. I wanted faster access to my appdata folder so I logged onto my admin account in ...
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What is the difference between creating a junction point and going to folder properties and changing the location?

I was reading up on how to maximize the lifespan of an SSD and they mention creating a junction point for the directories most written to on the SSD. I found that junction points just creates a second ...
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Duplicate filename with _0001, but zero file size

I have, somehow, created many duplicates of some files, they end in _0001.php for example. I might have done this while trying to crete symbolic links. The sym links work, but I now have these files. ...
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Symlink directory into an existing directory (merging files)

I have a ghc directory containing ghci.conf: $ tree ghc ghc └── ghci.conf 0 directories, 1 file And ...
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Linux/Bash: Create relative soft links to files in directory tree?

I'd like to make links to all files in a directory tree. Which means, create the same directory structure and make the links in them to the respective subdirectory in the original dir. That could be ...
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How to make a symlinked folder appear as a normal folder

I have two Dart applications I need to dockerize. These two apps use a shared source directory. Because Docker prevents adding files from folders outside the context directory (project/app1) I can't ...
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Why has my symlink stopped working? - OS X

A while ago I noticed my symlinks in OS X Mavericks weren't doing anything. On closer inspection, Finder was showing them as flat files. If I opened them in a text editor I simply saw a relative path ...
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How can I create symbolic links in Windows 8.1 without an admin command prompt?

I am hoping that someone can correct me where I'm going wrong when trying to create a symbolic link in Windows 8.1 without having to run cmd.exe as administrator. Whenever I try to create a symlink ...
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Symbolic Links to a subfolder

Problem This is my directory structure F:\dir\lev1\lev2\lev3 Consider there are files at every level of this directory structure. I'd like to create a Symbolic Link in F:\dir to the directory ...
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Restore a file overwritten with ln -nfs?

I accidentially "deleted" a file by doing this: ln -nfs /path/to/file In my understanding the data itsself should still be there. I also stopped working on the machine as I did this shit... Is it ...
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permission differences from mac finder vs terminal ssh

I am hoping that some of you Super Users can help me. I am working in an unix environment. /g/typas/Manuel>uname -a Linux submaster 2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Oct 16 15:57:10 UTC 2012 ...
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Handling symbolic links in c include path

I'm compiling some software that uses the socket.h library. Make fails with this: In file included from /usr/include/sys/socket.h:38:0, from com/etsy/net/UnixDomainSocket.c:9: ...
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Fun with symbolic links and `notepad.exe` (replacing default notepad application in Windows 7)

I'd like to change my default notepad program from notepad2 to notepad++ (but my question is more complicated than just that so please don't stop reading!) When making the change from notepad to ...
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Do “child object” ACL changes through Explorer traverse junctions/symlinks?

Does the option to.. "Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" ..traverse through symbolic links and junctions? I'm trying to debug ...
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Can't get symbolic link creation permissions to work under windows

I am trying to grant my user the privileges to create symbolic links. I ran secpol.msc and navigated to Local policies -> User rights assignment -> Create symbolic links. I have added my user's ...
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Create symlinks from files in new folder, but not folders

I would like to create symlinks from all files and files in the sub-folders in a new folder. So, it makes a new folder, and in this new folder it mirrors the actual folder structure from the source ...