I deleted "AppData\Local\Application Data\" from my profile and I want to create the link again. My problem is that if I create an mklink to %localappdata%, it behaves differently than the original:

mklink /D "Application Data" %localappdata%

It creates a directory with a never ending infinite loop of "Application Data" \ "Application Data" \ ... folders.

But the original is not like this in Windows, it is a different link. How is it done and how can I recreate the original link structure?


Odd. Did you try typing out the path?

I personally wouldn't bother with it. It's there for App compatability reasons. Good behaving apps will use the correct shell alias, not the hardcoded BS.

  • MKLINK has 3 options: /D symbolic link, /H hard link, /J junction. Maybe it's one of H or J. Do you know how could I check on a reference folder what kind of linking is it? – hyperknot Aug 12 '11 at 12:52
  • Dir /a /p . /a just lists attributes, including link type. – surfasb Aug 12 '11 at 17:38

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