Windows 10: Why doesn't symlink to packages in Windows work?

Discus and support Why doesn't symlink to packages in Windows work? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; My Laptop has 256GB SSD and The rest, HDD; i.e. 2 physically separate disks. The SSD acts as the C drive. As one can see, SSD has practically Low... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by UchchayDugal, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Why doesn't symlink to packages in Windows work?


    My Laptop has 256GB SSD and The rest, HDD; i.e. 2 physically separate disks. The SSD acts as the C drive. As one can see, SSD has practically Low space. I added WSL support and installed Kali from Microsoft Store. But then I realised, the WSL files are stored in C drive. As I wanted to utilize my HDD for storing WSL, I simply copied the entire package in C:\Users\<my username>\Appdata\Packages\<PackageName> to D:\WSL\PackageName and then made the C:\...<blablabla>.\<PackageName> a Symlink. But it turns out, it doesn't let me open up my WSL. What have I done wrong?

    P.S. The link and its target has been well given thought to and then decided; meaning the link isn't pointing to a wrong directory

    :)
     
    UchchayDugal, Jan 14, 2020
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  2. BetoLP Win User

    Windows doesn`t start. Authomatic repair doesn`t work.

    Thanks again!!

    I`m sorry I had not noticed that the text on the picture was in spanish. It says that windows has replaced some damaged clusters in "name" file and "directory". Then, at the end "an unspecified error occurred (75736e6a726e6c2e 4f6)".

    I`ll do it and I`ll be updating this thread when I have the report.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I ran SeaTools. These are the results:

    Why doesn't symlink to packages in Windows work? [​IMG]


    Does it mean my HDD is useless?
     
    BetoLP, Jan 14, 2020
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  3. BetoLP Win User
    Windows doesn`t start. Authomatic repair doesn`t work.

    Thanks for your answer, ken!
    I deleted all my data. I had have it backed up.

    I did a clean installation using the windows media creation tool (usb option).

    No, I didn`t. I thought a clean installation would solve the problem.

    After posting my previous message, I did it.


    Why doesn't symlink to packages in Windows work? [​IMG]


    After chkdsk, I close cmd and tried to boot and the laptop just turned it off. This morning I`ve restarted it and automatically windows did a repair. Windows has booted and it seems that the repair tool has removed chrome and acrobat pdf reader (the only two programs I had installed after reinstalling windows).

    Now Windows is installing updates and restarting my lapop, I`m kind of frightened. I don`t want it to happen again. Anyhow, I want to know what has brought the issue

    I`ve been looking for information about the error code at the end of the picture and I didn`t get anywhere.
     
    BetoLP, Jan 14, 2020
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  4. Bushka Win User

    Why doesn't symlink to packages in Windows work?

    Microphone doesn`t work

    My microphone and ear-phone doesn`t work. Please help me, I have windows 7 home basic, my computer reproduces a sound, but devices no.
     
    Bushka, Jan 14, 2020
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