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Last post Author Topic: soft and hard links in ntfs  (Read 21052 times)

justice

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Re: soft and hard links in ntfs
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2007, 02:58:25 AM »
works well on servers too for efficient web developers.  :o keep the old version compatible while moving all the files to the new location.

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Re: soft and hard links in ntfs
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2007, 03:43:44 AM »
Hi, very interesting thread :-)
I have been wanting to move my GoogleEarth's cache out of the C: drive and this seems a way to do it (folder junction)!
Thanks

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Re: soft and hard links in ntfs
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2007, 11:35:45 AM »
Hi,
to create junction points,
which is better: ntfslink or ntfs link shell extension?
Thanks

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Re: soft and hard links in ntfs
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2007, 06:38:43 PM »
It is a question if both of them still are being maintained.

LSE: Last Updated March 25th 2007, Version 2.700
http://schinagl.priv...ardlinkshellext.html

ntsflink = NTFS Link Ext version 2.1 : development has been moved to Source Forge: http://sourceforge.n...projects/ntfslinkext Registered : 2006-03-07

I am using LSE, but I don't know how well the other one is working.

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Re: soft and hard links in ntfs
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2007, 06:15:50 PM »
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I never got it, why do people say *nix, of *u*x, or something else instead of unix?

'cause unix is a four-letter word?  ;)

I'm gonna try these linky things. I've gotten so used to Linux at home that I made a c:\usr\bin, installed a bunch of gnuwin32 utilities, and found out that their implementation of soft links via ln simply makes a windows shortcut. And a hard link makes a copy.  :huh:

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Re: soft and hard links in ntfs
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2007, 11:06:43 AM »
using junction points:

deleting doesnt seem to be an option -
I was thinking - great I can store some of the my docs stuff elsewhere,
but now they (all the folders within the junction point) are read only & I cant delete them*,
well I could with unlocker but for everyday use it dosent seem suitable for this purpose at any rate

*or change their status [EDIT]

shame...
Tom

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Re: soft and hard links in ntfs
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2007, 04:47:15 PM »
using junction points:

deleting doesnt seem to be an option -
I was thinking - great I can store some of the my docs stuff elsewhere,
but now they (all the folders within the junction point) are read only & I cant delete them*,
well I could with unlocker but for everyday use it dosent seem suitable for this purpose at any rate

*or change their status [EDIT]

shame...

That's odd.  I've never had a problem like that.  Are you sure the problem occurred because of making junctions and didn't already exist?

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Re: soft and hard links in ntfs
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2007, 03:51:14 AM »
using junction points:

deleting doesnt seem to be an option -

That's odd.  I've never had a problem like that.  Are you sure the problem occurred because of making junctions and didn't already exist?

hmm, it could have unfortunately (existed already)

I just done a new install of windows* about 10 days ago now & I've been noticing more & more little(?) problems with it.
Considering doing a repair install but might try ignoring it for a while -
I've invested so much time into it...  :(

EDIT: using nlite - I wouldnt recommend it to anyone, well,
not if you have to slipstream SP2 & are tempted by tweaking..
Tom
« Last Edit: September 20, 2007, 03:52:59 AM by tomos »

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Re: soft and hard links in ntfs
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2007, 03:55:02 AM »
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Are you sure the problem occurred because of making junctions and didn't already exist?

Actually, I havent had any other problems specifically with deleting files/folders- that I've noticed at any rate
Tom

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Re: soft and hard links in ntfs
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2007, 04:52:10 PM »
Re problems deleting folders in Junction Points:
From http://en.wikipedia..../NTFS_junction_point

Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Explorer
Observed effects
Windows Explorer:

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# Whilst walking through the directory with explorer, it seems impossible to delete folders, however files can be deleted.
# A solution for these issues is installing NTFS Link, which makes Windows Explorer handle junctions correctly. One can also use the fsutil application to delete and query reparse points (administration privileges are required).

will try this nfts link & see how I get on
Tom