Is there any way to create portable links in NTFS using mklink? Or it there a better solution?
I want to be able to distribute an application in a zip file or folder copy where there is one "real" exe and one pointer to the exe using a different name, for example:
C:\Temp\link test\source>dir Volume in drive C is OS Directory of C:\Temp\link test\source 19/05/2014 11:35 <DIR> . 19/05/2014 11:35 <DIR> .. 19/05/2014 11:35 <SYMLINK> OldService.exe [NewService.exe] 19/05/2014 11:32 9 NewService.exe
That doesn't work though, if you copy it.
You just get two copies of the original file. The config file has to be linked as well (.exe.config) so that the config doesn't get out of sync.
Any way to make portable links?