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Windows 7: MKLINK Create and Use Links in Windows

01 Nov 2015   #130
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Euclio View Post
Hi Kari, many thanks for the great tutorial. Is it a wise thing to move the whole c:\users folder to another local volume e.g. d:\users and make a directory junction in Win7 in order to relocate user data easily? Thank you.
HHi Euclio, welcome to the Seven Forums.

No, it's not a good idea. I recommend using this method instead: User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

Kari


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02 Nov 2015   #131
Euclio

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you very much for your prompt response Kari.
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03 Jan 2016   #132
Quance

Windows 7 home premium 32
 
 
Same issue. Hoping for help

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by littlereddevil View Post
I created mklink and it returned me link created. However when I tried to access by clicking the folder that I created, it gave me error "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect". Is anyone facing this issue before?
I am trying to create a link for my phone back ups. iTunes automatically puts them in the app data folder on C: and I want the data actually saved on E: I read Kari's excellent tutorial and got back an affirmative "junction created" However, when I click on it or try to write things to it (back up my phone) I get the same error as the above. What do I need to change?

Thanks
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04 Jan 2016   #133
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quance View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by littlereddevil View Post
I created mklink and it returned me link created. However when I tried to access by clicking the folder that I created, it gave me error "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect". Is anyone facing this issue before?
I am trying to create a link for my phone back ups. iTunes automatically puts them in the app data folder on C: and I want the data actually saved on E: I read Kari's excellent tutorial and got back an affirmative "junction created" However, when I click on it or try to write things to it (back up my phone) I get the same error as the above. What do I need to change?

Thanks
Take a look at this article: How to change the location of your iPhone backup and iTunes MobileSync Backup folder - Scott Hanselman
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25 Jan 2016   #134
Quance

Windows 7 home premium 32
 
 
thanks, but...

Checked out that article. All of that was done, but the shortcut my machine created gives the error message I referenced earlier. I've gotten the link credited in the command menu. It created the shortcut. I created the folder for the other end of the link. It's in the right place. I still get that error. Is there a fix?
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26 Jan 2016   #135
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quance View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by littlereddevil View Post
I created mklink and it returned me link created. However when I tried to access by clicking the folder that I created, it gave me error "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect". Is anyone facing this issue before?
I am trying to create a link for my phone back ups. iTunes automatically puts them in the app data folder on C: and I want the data actually saved on E: I read Kari's excellent tutorial and got back an affirmative "junction created" However, when I click on it or try to write things to it (back up my phone) I get the same error as the above. What do I need to change?
Hello Quance,

The error message in that context usually indicates that the given target path contains invalid characters.

If you're still not able to solve the issue, Quance, post the exact command line you are using here.
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16 Oct 2016   #136
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I created a junction whereas the link is the source folder, and the target is the junction as displayed in command. When I create a file and save it in either the link or the target neither the link or the target have the same file mirrored so to speak ?
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