I am using multiple installations of the same game (on Windows 10 Home), in order to have easier access to various addon/user configurations. The subfolders of each installation are Directory Junctions, pointing to the subfolders of the original game installation. They are created like this (starting from the parent folder of the folder where the game is installed - in my case, it's C:\Program Files):
rem The original game is installed in the MyCarGame folder mkdir MyCarGame2 cd MyCarGame2 mklink /J GameData ..\MyCarGame\GameData mklink /J Maps ..\MyCarGame\Maps
How to properly delete a Directory Junction (in this case "MyCarGame2\GameData" and "MyCarGame2\Maps"), to make sure I'm not removing the files/folders in it too?
Is it ok to delete them from a file manager like Windows Explorer, Total Commander or Free Commander?
This user for example reports that they deleted such a virtual folder and the result was that the content of the source folders was deleted (in my case "MyCarGame\GameData" and "MyCarGame\Maps").
Note: there is a similar question here: How to Delete a Junction by Using Command Line in Windows 7