I have a source folder which I want to use as a starting point for multiple distinct target folders.
This can be trivially done by copy-pasting the source folder, then just using the new directories. However, this results in a copy of the source folder each time.
If I use a symlink or junction (as far as I can tell) then I can have multiple other 'directories' that have the same content as my source, but they aren't really distinct.
To clarify with an example, if I have
then my source directory will be updated to contain that same
Is there some way on Windows 10 to provide a read-only copy of a directory and allow the modification of that directory in a separate location (with masking of the source files if the same file name exists in the source and target)?
I have some memory of a similar technique used with mounting on Linux, but I don't remember enough to accurately Google...