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Windows 7: MKLINK Create and Use Links in Windows

04 Mar 2014   #10
Kari

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That's good to know, thanks for sharing.


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05 Mar 2014   #11
Skol

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

No Problem! I believe it only applies to Vista and above. Nicely documented write-up, that was the refresher I needed to get things done.
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12 Mar 2014   #12
absoluthk

Win7 x64
 
 

does this command work for files?

i try this:
D:\Users\Desktop>mklink /h ..\Documents\link.pdf original_file.pdf

it works.. i did a dir/w to confirm it is not using disk space.. and when i copy to another drive.. it copy like normal file.

but am i doing it correct?
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13 Mar 2014   #13
Kari

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Hi Absoluthk, welcome to the Seven Forums.

MKLINK command does not physically move the file or folder. Your original_file.pdf stays where it was, the link created in Documents\link.pdf is just a link, kind of shortcut.

Kari
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13 Mar 2014   #14
absoluthk

Win7 x64
 
 

ok.. Will this work with other installation or other OS?
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13 Mar 2014   #15
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

MKLINK is an old DOS command. It works on DOS and Windows Command Prompt.
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01 Apr 2014   #16
drachir555

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes! That /d option is a real winner. But does it have limitations? I need to know if there is a limit on the number of clients trying to access files located at a symbolic directory link created by the /d option. Thanks in advance for any help you could provide.
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02 Apr 2014   #17
drachir555

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Trying to post a reply, but no refresh!

Yesterday I posted a reply, but it did not persist in this blog. But today, when I post a reply, yesterdays post shows up. At least it did the first time.
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02 Apr 2014   #18
drachir555

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Phantom blog entry found

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drachir555 View Post
Yesterday I posted a reply, but it did not persist in this blog. But today, when I post a reply, yesterdays post shows up. At least it did the first time.
Okay! This tutorial takes up two pages - and I'm on page 2!
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22 Apr 2014   #19
Pazzer1

Windows 8.1 Ult x64 & Windows 7 x32
 
 
When to use mklink /D

Very useful guide, but I'm still unclear about when and why to use default file flag or /D directory flags. -
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