Is there a possibilty to create junctions(symbolic links) with the graphical user interface, instead of using the console with mklink /J ?

I did it on Win8.1(professional?), but I don't remember well how.

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How can I create junctions(symbolic links) with the graphical user interface?

You can use Link Shell Extension:

Link Shell Extension (LSE) provides for the creation of Hardlinks , Junctions , Volume Mountpoints , and Windows7/8's Symbolic Links, (herein referred to collectively as Links), a folder cloning process that utilises Hardlinks or Symbolic Links and a copy process taking care of Junctions, Symbolic Links, and Hardlinks.

LSE, as its name implies is implemented as a Shell extension and is accessed from Windows Explorer, or similar file/folder managers.

The extension allows the user to select one or many files or folders, then using the mouse, complete the creation of the required Links - Hardlinks, Junctions or Symbolic Links or in the case of folders to create Clones consisting of Hard or Symbolic Links.

LSE is supported on all Windows versions that support NTFS version 5.0 or later, including Windows XP64 and Windows7/8/10. Hardlinks, Junctions and Symbolic Links are NOT supported on FAT file systems, and nor is the Cloning and Smart Copy process supported on FAT file systems.


Since LSE supports Junction, Clones and with Windows7/8/10 Symbolic Links, when one or more folders are selected as the Source Links they can be dropped in several forms.

To avoid crowding the popup menu, a submenu is provided that contains the different types of Links applicable to folders.

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  • Thats a useful app, thanks. On win8 I created the junctions it was not needed, perhaps it was an enterprise edition.
    – Tech-IO
    Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 22:34

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