I'm trying to create a symbolic link on a networked drive that's mounted at login when my PC connects to a VPN.

I'm getting the following error:

Error message

I've come across this thread but it wasn't of much help.

Any thoughts?

Thanks for any assistance in advance!


You're using the wrong parameters.

/D      Creates a directory symbolic link.  Default is a file symbolic link.
/J      Creates a Directory Junction.

A /D should work. A /J doesn't as it's a integral entity within the FS and with a share you don't have direct FS access. It's even telling you that it needs a local volume for /J.

For more information check: What is the difference between NTFS Junction Points and Symbolic Links?

  • Whoops, I thought that thread I linked to used the '/J' option! I misread, thanks for the correction. – A.C. Mar 27 '17 at 19:44

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