I am hoping that someone can correct me where I'm going wrong when trying to create a symbolic link in Windows 8.1 without having to run cmd.exe as administrator.
Whenever I try to create a symlink from a regular command prompt, I get the usual permissions response...
C:\Users\MyUser>mklink symlink.txt mytextfile.txt You do not have sufficient privilege to perform this operation.
... and it does work from an admin command prompt (as expected)...
C:\Users\MyUser>mklink symlink.txt mytextfile.txt symbolic link created for symlink.txt <<===>> mytextfile.txt
However, it doesn't appear that any of the usual fixes are working in Windows 8.1 (at least, the fixes that I could find).
I've tried following the answer to How do I create a link in Windows 7 home premium as a regular user?, but it appears to have no effect.
I also have UAC set to its lowest level.
Is there anything else that I am missing?