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Windows 7: Linux Symlink equivalent in Windows ??

09 Jan 2010   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
Linux Symlink equivalent in Windows ??

Hi all
Do any of the Windows specialists out there know if the Linux Symlink function exists in Windows.

I'm streaming music and video libraries which are spread over a few different disks.

The old Linux server has no problem running my streaming app -- when I point to "Music Folder" I just give it the high level mount point \\multimedia and the streamer will get all the sub directories --whatever physical volume ther are on.

The same application running on Windows server 2008 also wants a high level directory but it will only give me sub directories on the SAME volume.

The app I'm running is Squuezebox server -- no problem with the application - works fine on Linux and W7.

If I can't solve this problem I'll have to keep the Linux server. Video and Audio Streaming is a MUST in my house.

I'll have my head separated from my neck if I intefere with this.

I like W2008 Server and think I should go in that direction in spite of a load of good features Linux has as a server but Windows really DOES need to break a fixed relationship between a directory name and the volume its on.

W7 Libraries go some way towards this but the squuezebox application doesn't recognize W7 "Libraries" yet -- probably be a while before applications pick up on this.


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09 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Symlink...Or you can use a Junction.
mklink C:\Users\Bob\Desktop\freebird.mp3 \\BobServer\Music\freebird.mp3
Or add context menu support:
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10 Jan 2010   #3

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Symlink...Or you can use a Junction.
mklink C:\Users\Bob\Desktop\freebird.mp3 \\BobServer\Music\freebird.mp3
Or add context menu support: Link Shell Extension
That's what I was looking for works a treat on my streaming music Library.

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