Just a small application I made to simplify the process of creating symbolic and hard links in Windows 7 and Windows 8 (likely Vista too). It is a GUI for the MKLINK command in Windows, which makes creating the links much easier.
The program requires administrator permissions due to use of the command prompt, so you should run it as an administrator if you experience any problems.
Note: It is not possible to create a hard link from a network share. You must use a symbolic link instead.
Warning: If you incorrectly specify the destination path, such as having the destination and source paths backwards, it will delete the file/folder you are presumably trying to create a symlink from. You will be presented with a confirmation prompt that shows you which folder will be replaced/deleted.
It is always a good idea to test this app on empty files or folders.
- Can create symbolic link or a hard link automatically.
- Provides the CMD command if manual execution is desired.
It froze up and deleted half the folder - over 100gigs!!!!! Took 5 hours to bloody recover it, with a bunch of stuff I will never get back. Avoid like the plague. Not bloody happy.
Exactly what I was looking for. Couldn't have been any easier (Windows 8 linking network files )
Just what I needed, works perfectly for me in Windows 7 Pro - thanks!
The program seems well written, but it doesnt seem to work on my Windows 8 machine. Im trying to make my own program which instantly connects all my folders with my Network Drive (NAS). This could spare me time backing up files. The problem is I get a System.IO exception. Whether I run it in (right click) administrator mode or not. If I manually try to symlink directories via command, I get a error message saying it can not replace a existing file. Any idea whats going on? any information is welcome.... even if its just a keyword that could point me in the right direction.