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Windows 7: MKLINK Create and Use Links in Windows

01 Dec 2018   #150

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

When you went to open the elevated command prompt, did you get a UAC prompt to approve?

I suppose go ahead and post a screenshot of the command prompt to see if anything may stand out.

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01 Dec 2018   #151
Peter Wodrich

Windows 10 64bit

oh wait, it says C:\Users\Peter... but my properties menu looks like this, there is no such option like mentioned here Elevated Command Prompt

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01 Dec 2018   #152

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Ah, ok. Yep, that wouldn't be an elevated command prompt.
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2 Weeks Ago   #153

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I'm having an issue with symbolic links showing up where I'd like to see them.

I create the links with statements like this in a bat file:

rmdir link-Files
mklink /d link-Files C:\data\stuff

I execute the bat file and the link(s) are created. It does work, somewhat. I can see the link named link-Files in "My Documents". But, I can't see the links at the root of the C:\ drive. I've tried executing the bat file in various places but it doesn't seem to make a difference as to where they get defined.

Am I missing some conceptual piece in here? Aren't these system level links? Shouldn't they be available in Explorer at the C:\ or Desktop level... or more specifically, everywhere? Is there some execution technique I need to make them appear more globally? If I have to hunt down to c:\users\me\My Documents then they defeat the purpose.
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