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Windows 7: A quick question about symbolic links

01 Aug 2015   #1
endershadow

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
A quick question about symbolic links

I read that when using symbolic links you shouldn't replace "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)" with one because it can mess with OS upgrades, but does that apply to sub-folders inside "Progam Files" or "Program Files (x86)"? I ask this because I was planning on moving my OS onto and SSD and I was going to use symbolic links to store some programs from there on my data drive so that the main drive was small enough.


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02 Aug 2015   #2
Pyprohly

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

Should be fine.
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02 Aug 2015   #3
endershadow

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Would junction points also be fine?
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02 Aug 2015   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Using Junctions are fine. Just do not alter the locations of default Windows programs. What exist there with a clean install of Windows should remain there. Internet Explorer for example, or .NET stuff. Only use it on stuff you install.
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02 Aug 2015   #5
endershadow

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok, thanks.
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