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Windows 7: MKLINK Create and Use Links in Windows

22 Apr 2014   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pazzer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Symbolic links are transparent to users; the links appear as normal files or directories.

Symbolic Links (Windows)

If you don't use the /d switch, it'll be a file symbolic link.

If you use the /d switch, it'll be a directory symbolic link.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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22 Apr 2014   #21
Pazzer1

Windows 8.1 Ult x64 & Windows 7 x32
 
 

Thanks for the quick response Shawn. Sorry to be thick, but does that mean :-
a:\filename1 points to b:\filename2 in the default case and
a:\directory1 (and all subs & files) point to b:\directory2 in the mklink /D case?
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22 Apr 2014   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, yes it's to create either a file (default) or folder (/d switch) symbolic link.
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22 Apr 2014   #23
Pazzer1

Windows 8.1 Ult x64 & Windows 7 x32
 
 

Brilliant. I've now got Dropbox onto a microSD and released 50GB on my c:\ Thanks for all your help.
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22 Apr 2014   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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06 Jul 2014   #25
dpwoodpecker

Windows 7 Pro Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601, clean OEM re-install
 
 

Hi - I'm also wanting to move the Dropbox folder from default location at C:\Users\username\Dropbox to D:\Dropbox which the data partition on the same internal SSD and create a directory link to it...could someone list all the steps I need to do in detail? Thank you!
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08 Jul 2014   #26
Pazzer1

Windows 8.1 Ult x64 & Windows 7 x32
 
 
Moving Dropbox client

Just take it from the top.
Create your target directory.
for safety make it below the dropbox root.
i.e. dropbox_parent\dropbox\...
MKLINK Create and Use Links in Windows

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09 Jul 2014   #27
Pazzer1

Windows 8.1 Ult x64 & Windows 7 x32
 
 
Moving Dropbox

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dpwoodpecker View Post
Hi - I'm also wanting to move the Dropbox folder from default location at C:\Users\username\Dropbox to D:\Dropbox which the data partition on the same internal SSD and create a directory link to it...could someone list all the steps I need to do in detail? Thank you!
dpwoodpecker - sounds like you don't need symbolic linking just to move Dropbox to another partition on your primary drive. (i.e. not, say, to a MicroSD)
In your local Dropbox - Simply click Dropbox icon in System Tray, Tools symbol (top right), from dropdown menu choose 'Preferences', Account, Location, Move, then put in your D:\ location.
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23 Jul 2014   #28
dpwoodpecker

Windows 7 Pro Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601, clean OEM re-install
 
 

Thanks for the clear instructions!
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30 Jul 2014   #29
littlereddevil

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

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?
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