Can not create symbolic link to a file - symlink to directory is O

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Spooky, Dec 11, 2007.

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    Spooky Guest


    For some reason, on a fresh clean install of Vista Ultimate, where i'm
    logged in as the actual administrator, I can not create a symlink to an
    individual file that works. I can create a symlink to an individual folder
    and it works, its just files where the symlinks don't work.

    For example if i do this: open an admin command prompt at C:\Temp - then do
    C:\Temp\mklink mylinktest C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe
    a link is ceated for the file but when I try to use the link it comes up and
    asks me which program I want to use to open the file and it never starts up
    notepad even tho the path is correct in the properties. I also tried this:
    C:\Temp\mklink mylinktest \Windows\System32\notepad.exe

    However, if I create a symlink for a directory the symlink works fine.

    What am I doing wrong?
    Spooky, Dec 11, 2007
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