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.

Project Samples

Project Activity

See All Activity >




MIT License

Follow Symlink Creator

Symlink Creator Web Site

Other Useful Business Software

Communicate & Connect with Ring Central's VoIP Solution Communicate & Connect with Ring Central's VoIP Solution Icon
Communicate & Connect with Ring Central's VoIP Solution Icon

Cloud Powered Business Phone System

  • Unrivaled value & reliability in one solution
  • Unlimited Calls/SMS/Conferencing/Fax
  • Trusted by 350,000+ Businesses

Rate This Project

Login To Rate This Project

User Ratings

ease 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 3 / 5
features 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 3 / 5
design 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 3 / 5
support 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 2 / 5

User Reviews

  • Works well!

  • I lost an important files when i tried to a the directory hard link from a source to backup cloud to and cannot it recovered. Nice joke, but it not the fool's day 👎👎👎

  • Good app

  • It requires .Net 4.0 framework so a no-go for me. I'm sure it would work so give it 3 stars.

  • 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.

    1 user found this review helpful.
Read more reviews >

Additional Project Details



Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Windows Aero

Programming Language