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Windows 7: Symlinks and Network

04 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Symlinks and Network

I've been experimenting with the MKLINK command to some success, but I am hoping to take it further. Currently, I have Symlink folders on my PC tied to my media server, and those folders are set as my libraries, so when I click "My Music", it points me to \\MediaServer\Music\.

But I want to be able to access my media when I'm not at home, hence step 2. I've set up an FTP server, with an address like FTP://FTPServer/Music. Trouble is, I can't get the MKLINK command to give me any love. I've tried a lot of permutations, but nothing seems to work.

This works:
MKLINK /D C:\Shares\Music \\MediaServer\Music

These don't:
MKLINK /D C:\Shares\Music \\FTPServer\Music
MKLINK /D C:\Shares\Music FTP:\\FTPServer\Music
MKLINK /D C:\Shares\Music FTP:\FTPServer\Music
MKLINK /D C:\Shares\Music FTP://FTPServer/Music

I've dredged Google dry with no luck.

Any suggestions? Am I doing something wrong, or is this even possible?

Thanks in advance!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Bumping this up - I've continued looking, but never did find an answer one way or another.

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