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Windows 7: MKLINK Create and Use Links in Windows

18 Feb 2015   #60


I'd like to go 1 step further :

I try to get the following to work on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012R2:
I have an old Server with a share: \\oldserver\oldshare

Now I have created a junction on a new server to that share with:
mklink /D c:\test\newjunction \\oldserver\oldshare
It works perfect - I can access this share over the junction.

Now I shared this junction: \\newserver\newshare
On my new Server I can now map a drive letter (to itself) y: to \\newserver\newshare and I can access this drive letter and get my old servers share in explorer - perfect! This is what I want.
When I now try to map a drive letter on my Windows 7 client x: to \\newserver\newshare I get an "Access denied".

The share rights are set to "everyone" and "full".
On my new server AND on Wwindows 7 client I have activate SymLinkEvuation fr "local->local", "local->remote", "remote->local" and "remote->remote", so all 4 ones are activ.

Any idea how to get this to work?
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20 Feb 2015   #61

Primary OS: Archlinux with Kde-Plasma5 x86-64. Secondary OS: Windows 8.1 x64. UEFI Setup.

Thanks for the turotial, almost forgot about Mklink and Junctions cause i always use Archlinux.

Also very nice to use is 'Link Shell Extension', which will make a right-click menu entry:

Have a good day ^^.
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14 Mar 2015   #62

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Duplication of Data

So, I created the link for my iTunes MobileSync backup and it worked like a charm. I then proceeded to take a backup of my mobile device and noticed that the backup data is now stored in the shortcut folder on "C" drive as well as the target folder on "F" drive. How do I get ride of this stuff from my "C" drive completely? Please help!! "C" drive is almost full
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15 Apr 2015   #63

windows 7 sp1 x64 ultimate

Thanks, had to delete documents under username then the command works.
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08 Jul 2015   #64

Windows 10 Pro

If I want to make a symbolic link of a file using mklink I use the command;

mklink <path of source location> <path of target location>

I get an error the syntax is incorrect, if I use /D I'm creating a directory symbolic link, which I don't want to do.
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09 Jul 2015   #65

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

Hi Jerome,

Would you be able to post here the exact line you are typing? Or better a screenshot of the problem.
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09 Jul 2015   #66

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Use "path" if there are spaces in the path.
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09 Jul 2015   #67

Windows 10 Pro

Pypro - mklink C:\<path of source location> C:\<path of target location>

GoKay - Path as in Environment variable ?
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09 Jul 2015   #68

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

As in:
Mklink "C:\my path has spaces\folder" "C:\linked folder"
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09 Jul 2015   #69

Windows 10 Pro

As in:
Mklink "C:\my path has spaces\folder" "C:\linked folder"
Yes, I don't want to do a folder, instead a file !
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