I'm using Windows 10 tech preview.

Anytime I create a junction (using either mklink from cmd or junction.exe here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx ), I cannot load it with Windows Explorer, nor does it work with any applications. I used this same technique in Windows 7 and Windows 8 with never an issue.

I get this error:

You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder.

Clicking Continue yields this error:

You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder, you will need to use the security tab.

I am the only user, and an administrator. The security tab does not shed light -- SYSTEM, Administrators, and my user account all have full allow permissions on this folder. I have created multiple junctions and none seem to work.

  • This started happening for me as well after the last update. It could be a bug. – Francesco Noferi Oct 20 '14 at 11:43
  • Given that Microsoft has added support for Symbolic Links to the New-Item, Remove-Item and Get-ChildItem cmdlets in PowerShell 5 (and that they could also be adding support for Junction Links), this behavior maybe a side effect of the work in that area. – Windos Oct 20 '14 at 20:43
  • In light of this I will close the question and see if I can dig up any development info. Thanks! – profesor_tortuga Oct 21 '14 at 1:34

For me, the issue was not solved with the build 9860. It's just a bit less annoying (it take less time for Windows to free the symlink/junction).

If you want more informations, there is a thread on Technet. I explain which tests I did.


Edit 11/14 : Issue seems to be solved with the installation of the new build 9879.


This bug was fixed in the newest Build 9860

  • Thanks for the heads up; can confirm, it's fixed for me too – profesor_tortuga Oct 23 '14 at 2:00

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