I would like to map one folder, which unavoidably has brackets in it's path, to another virtual folder that I can use to access it without brackets in the path.

For example:

C:\Users\Marc\Dropbox (Company Name)\

would be accessible via something like:


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I would like to map one folder to another virtual folder

You can use mklink in a cmd shell:

mklink /d C:\MyVirtualDropboxFolder "C:\Users\Marc\Dropbox (Company Name)" 


  • The Target is quoted as the name contains spaces.
  • The above command creates a Directory symbolic link.
  • See the table below for other kinds of link you might consider making instead.
  • All the links types are persistent (until they are deleted).
  • To explicitly delete them see "How to delete" in the last column of the table below.


Create a symbolic link to a directory or a file, or create a hard file link or directory junction


MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target


/D Create a Directory symbolic link. (default is file)

/H Create a hard link instead of a symbolic link.

/J Create a Directory Junction.

Link The new symbolic link name.

Target The path (relative or absolute) that the new link refers to.

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