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Author Topic: IDEA: mklink gui (symbolic links)  (Read 6341 times)

justice

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IDEA: mklink gui (symbolic links)
« on: June 22, 2007, 05:54:38 AM »
I've started to use the new mklink command to create symbolic links, junctionpoints etc with windows vista. However I would really appreciate either a gui for creating these links (with overview of already created links) or context menu options for quickly creating the various types of links via drag/drop or right click.

As basically you can make a symbolic link to a folder with symbolic links to your recent projects, then have them work as regular folders in the quick launch toolbar. (navigating through folders without clicking). It would be a great timesaver not to have to start an elevated commandprompt and do copy and pasting paths to make up the right mklink.

If you don't know what I am on about see the article.

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Re: IDEA: mklink gui (symbolic links)
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 07:53:00 AM »
Noone must be using Vista!  ;D
« Last Edit: June 27, 2007, 08:02:45 AM by justice »

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Re: IDEA: mklink gui (symbolic links)
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 08:28:02 AM »
Of course not! ;D

But the tool mentioned in the article is interesting. Thanks for the link!

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Re: IDEA: mklink gui (symbolic links)
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 08:32:27 AM »
I have found a shell extension that allows you to create Hard links, junction points, symbolic links and Folder Clones without having to use the command prompt. http://schinagl.priv...ardlinkshellext.html

It also has a great article on what these things are. As you can see it works from windows NT4 upwards, including Vista, which is bettre than any other alternative.
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« Last Edit: June 27, 2007, 08:37:45 AM by justice »

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Re: IDEA: mklink gui (symbolic links)
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 09:13:24 AM »
another program in the same category: Alax.Info NTFS Links

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http://alax.info/blog/ntfslinks

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Re: IDEA: mklink gui (symbolic links)
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 10:06:38 AM »
That one didn't work for me but it was my first choice as the interface seems more integrated. :)

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Re: IDEA: mklink gui (symbolic links)
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007, 10:22:25 AM »
But the tool mentioned in the article is interesting. Thanks for the link!
Same here. Thanks for the link, very cool tool indeed :)