Symbolic Links in Windows


One of the features that isn’t very popular in Windows, but very common in Linux/Unix is Symbolic Links. Windows traditionally didn’t provide a mechanism to have true symbolic link.

While working in DOS I always used SUBST and JOIN commands to create symbolic links that made logical sense to me. Using them under windows wasn’t the same. But, from Windows2000 onwards NTFS had a new symbolic link capability called NTFS Junctions. However it was complex to create them, and needed a bit of tweaking.

Found this gem of a tool called JUNCTION that can ease the creation of Junction Points. Thought this might help someone who is looking out for a way.

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