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Removing user profile junction point

Initial state: My user account profile (on my Windows 10 system) was on C:\Users\<my account>.  Due to partition size limitations, I created a folder on E:\Users\<my account> and created a ...
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Can I move all files of a user to a USB drive in Windows 10?

How? Would junction points be a good technique? The purpose is to free space for upgrade, so obviously the setup would have to survive the upgrade
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Difference between Volume IDs and Volume Serial Numbers? And can Volume IDs be addressed?

The Volume Serial Number (VSN) looks like this: 1A79-B12A And can be found using the 'dir' or 'vol' command in Windows without any switches. Volume GUID looks like this: 4523b23c-5fca-22c5-7ac2-...
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Create junction from subdirectory or root?

If a user wanted to create a junction from, say, C:\Users\username\Pictures\MyTrip to E:\MyTrip, is there any practical difference between creating the junction from the root of C:\ or from the path: "...
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How to copy a folder maintaining symbolic links and junctions relative to the copy root?

This might be a bit of an edge case, but I would dearly like to know if there is a simple way to achieve this. Suppose I have the following set up (where the latter two are symbolic links to the ...
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Create a symbolic link on a networked drive

I'm trying to create a symbolic link on a networked drive that's mounted at login when my PC connects to a VPN. I'm getting the following error: I've come across this thread but it wasn't of much ...
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Restore program files on Symbolic Linked OS with Junction?

Is there a way to restore Windows Registry, Paths and confguration if I have a NTFS-Junction link to Program Files, Program Files (x86), ProgramData and Users? I'm wondering if I can fully restore my ...
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How to have only Windows folder on 20GB SSD?

I know it's super easy to install Linux on multiple drives, but on Windows, I've never seen it before. I want to boot from a 20GB SSD and have everything else on the 1TB HDD. It would look like that : ...
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How does one list all of the junciton points (mount points) on a Windows NTFS file system? [duplicate]

I know how to create these now, but I don't know how to run something similar to mount in bash to list them all.
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Are there any reasons you don't see people mounting external file shares to a folder in Windows?

It's clearly possible mount an external file share to a folder as you would in Linux using sshfs, in Windows, but I haven't really seen anyone do this. The only potential downsides to this I can ...
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Maintain duplicate files with same/ different names on a Windows NTFS drive? Use junctions, symbolic or hard links?

Maintain duplicate files with same/ different names on a Windows NTFS drive? Use junctions, symbolic or hard links? I've read junctions, symbolic links and hard links, but its unclear how the ...
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fix multiple broken junctions

i have a bunch of broken junction because of drive letter changes. is there a possibility to mass-fix the drive letter? Since all the junctions are relative to a common directory root, they also could ...
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Using junction.exe for Windows 8 only creates a directory to copy to and is not protecting the targetted directory

I am using junction.exe for Windows 8 with commands like these D:\Downloads\Junction\junction.exe D:\Temp\Sandbox\ C:\Sandbox\ D:\Downloads\Junction\junction.exe D:\Temp\AppData C:\Users\User\AppData\...
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How to view all the Symbolic links,Junction points,Hard links in a Folder using dir?

The command dir /a displays a list of all the files,folders in a given location. But it displays the type for Junction Points as well as Symbolic Links to Folders. Is there any command which will ...
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NTFS Junction Point from HDD to SSD, will it cause performance bottleneck? (steam game relocation)

Can an NTFS Junction Point between HDDs cause a bottleneck? Or will the junction be cached in memory? Specifically, I want to install Steam on a magnetic HDD. This means all the games will be ...
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Windows 8.1 System Image- 0x80070001 (Invalid Function)

I am running Windows 8.1 on an Alienware M14x R2 which is about one year old and has a 500GB HDD. I recently received a 1TB Transcend External HDD which I intended to use for backing up my PC. With ...
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Junction aware undeleter?

I created a junction with the Sysinteral's Junction tool, and in a moment of stupidity, didn't see how to remove the junction from the below output of junction.exe /? (Though hopefully some will agree ...
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NTFS junctions fail after SysPrep

I have a system with numerous partitions across several physical disks. After a Windows SysPrep the drive letters are re-assigned (this is expected), so I have a script that re-letters them back to ...
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Is it fine to encrypt if there are cross-drive NTFS junctions?

I was thinking of encrypting the whole disk or only my data partition D:. However, I have NTFS junctions on the system partition C: linking to D:. More precisely, I made a junction to point my user ...