Windows 10: Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Discus and support Cannot create a file when that file already exists in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've been trying for hours to get this working, but it keeps giving me the same error. I'm not an expert with computers and windows. This is what i've... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by menzieoqpe, May 13, 2020.

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    I've been trying for hours to get this working, but it keeps giving me the same error. I'm not an expert with computers and windows. This is what i've been entering:
    mklink /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods" "D:\sorce"
    Please help.

    :)
     
    menzieoqpe, May 13, 2020
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  2. oily_17 Win User

    Batch Files Knowledge Base

    Don't use batch files very much but one I find useful is for creating a list of files in a directory.
    Just copy the text below into Notepad and save as Filelist.bat

    dir /a /-p /o:gen >filelist.txt

    When you run it from a folder it will create a Filelist.txt file,in the same folder, that lists all the files in that folder.Useful when you are too lazy to type all the files out yourself.
     
    oily_17, May 13, 2020
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  3. Batch Files Knowledge Base

    Very nice and usefull thanks for contributing.
     
    AphexDreamer, May 13, 2020
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    Creating Shortcuts with Batch File

    Hmm, I just tried it and it worked fine. Maybe try running the batch as administrator? Also, right click on the desktop after the shortcut is created and click Refresh.

    If the file in the third parameter doesn't exist, it assumes the icon is in the application.
     
    FordGT90Concept, May 13, 2020
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