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Windows 7: Is it possible to Create a Symbolic Link to a Non-Specific Directory?

13 Jul 2013   #1
Radical924

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Is it possible to Create a Symbolic Link to a Non-Specific Directory?

Hi there I was wondering if I can create a symbolic link to a folder location that changes???? Eg. %APPDATA%/[insert name here]


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14 Jul 2013   #2
Kari

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No, the links and junctions need a fixed target. Only option is to create a new link and delete the old one. Some third party tools allow changing the target, see for instance if Link Shell Extension (LSE) could help you to achieve what you want to.

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