Windows 10: Symbolic link (Junction/s), how-to mklink? Please help with Junction?

Discus and support Symbolic link (Junction/s), how-to mklink? Please help with Junction? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi all, having been a member at Seven then Ten forums for a fair while I'm hoping to find a straight answer here..? Apologies in advance if this is too... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by GDavid, May 15, 2017.

  1. GDavid Win User

    Symbolic link (Junction/s), how-to mklink? Please help with Junction?


    Hi all, having been a member at Seven then Ten forums for a fair while I'm hoping to find a straight answer here..? Apologies in advance if this is too verbose.
    Windows 10 system booting from (UEFI) NVME with 2xSSDs + 2 MHDDs for storage...

    An application (Xperia Companion) which will not let me select or personalise the location for saving backups of my cellular phone data...

    Think I found a fair definition of the differences at the Computer hope site which would suggest it's a Junction I need:
    I want Xperia companion to save backups to F:\Sony Backups NOT the default C:\Users\GD\Documents\Sony. Would the Junction (link) allow me to to fulfill my wants and could someone please demonstrate the mklink commands needed?

    with thanks and regards,
    Dave

    :)
     
    GDavid, May 15, 2017
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  2. J_J_MAC Win User

    SYmbolic Links and Junctions

    Thanks for you help RobertUWin. Got my problem solved with your help. When I first attempted to set up the the junction by using this command

    mklink /J "C:\Users\m\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data" "D:\Chrome Cache and Profile\User Data",

    I had not first deleted the User Data directory from the Chrome folder. So I started over, removed the User Data directory from the
    C:\Users\m\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data location, put it at
    D:\Chrome Cache and Profile\User Data, then made the junction and everything worked as it should have.
     
    J_J_MAC, May 15, 2017
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  3. SYmbolic Links and Junctions

    Hi,

    Since this issue involves modifying the data storage for Chrome and is beyond the scope of these forums you need to be working with Chrome Support and Forums and possibly MSDN or TechNet.

    Google Chrome Support

    Google Chrome Help

    Google Chrome Forums

    Google Groupes

    MSDN - Forums

    Msdn forums

    MSDN - Where is the Forum For…?

    Msdn forums - Where is the Forum For…?

    TechNet - Forums

    Technet forums

    TechNet - Where is the Forum For…?

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/whatforum/threads

    Hope this helps.

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    Rob Brown -
    Microsoft MVP
    <- profile - Windows and Devices for IT : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right
     
    SpiritX MS MVP, May 15, 2017
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  4. Fafhrd Win User

    Symbolic link (Junction/s), how-to mklink? Please help with Junction?

    Fafhrd, May 15, 2017
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  5. GDavid Win User
    Thankyou, I'll work my way through and get back with results...
     
    GDavid, Apr 4, 2018
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