I have a samba share mounted as a network drive. However, I can't make any sort of symbolic link or junction point to it. Is this possible?

When I try the following command:

mklink /D X:\Samba\dir C:\path_to_dir

I get "The file or directory is not a reparse point."

mklink /J X:\Samba\dir C:\path_to_dir

I get "Local NTFS volumes are required to complete this operation."

Any thoughts?

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    Is there possibly one drive that is FAT32 ?
    – user986363
    Mar 2, 2017 at 9:44

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It works like this

mklink /d "C:\path_to_dir" "X:\Samba\dir"
  • I used mklink /d path_to_dir X:\Samba\dir but it doesn't work, but providing the absolute path mklink /d C:\path_to_dir X:\Samba\dir does work
    – phuclv
    May 5, 2017 at 2:44

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