Windows 10: Word does not want to save to a symbolic link directory

Discus and support Word does not want to save to a symbolic link directory in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi there, I have opened a file from a symbolic link folder (File is located on another computer in a folder that has been linked as a symbolic link... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Goran Mumelas, Nov 8, 2018 at 10:03 PM.

  1. Goran Mumelas Win User

    Word does not want to save to a symbolic link directory


    Hi there,


    I have opened a file from a symbolic link folder (File is located on another computer in a folder that has been linked as a symbolic link on my computer) When I try to do Save As under a different name on the same folder I get "A file error has occurred" error. If I save the document to the local folder computer and then do Save As to a symbolic link folder then it works. I don't want to do two saves and delete every time I want to do Save As to a symbolic link folder. Any help?


    Regards,


    Goran



    Moved from: Office/ Word / Windows 10 / Office 365 Home

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    Goran Mumelas, Nov 8, 2018 at 10:03 PM
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  2. 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
     
  3. Bree Win User
    Exclude folder form Symbolic link ?


    Xcopy and Robocopy are not third party apps - they are Windows 10 command line utilities, presumably being used here to make backup copies of user files. I wrote my own .bat file using Robocopy that does full or incremental backups of my user folder to an external or network drive of my choice. I very soon learned the perils of Robocopy and symbolic links...
    The dangers of robocopy and symbolic links

    The switch I had to use for Robocopy is:
    /XJD :: eXclude Junction points for Directories.

    This one may be of use to @JerometheGiraff:
    /SL :: copy symbolic links versus the target.

    You could try combining that with...
    /XD dirs [dirs]... :: eXclude Directories matching given names/paths.
    ...but I'm not sure if that applies to symbolic links.

    Get to Know Robocopy for More Powerful File Management
    Robocopy and a Few Examples
    Type Robocopy /? in a command prompt for the full list of options or see:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/...mands/robocopy

    Xcopy is far older than Robocopy and dates back to DOS 3.2. It supports the options:

    /EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...
    Specifies a list of files containing strings. Each string should be in a separate line in the files. When any of the
    strings match any part of the absolute path of the file to be copied, that file will be excluded from being copied. For example, specifying a string like \obj\ or .obj will exclude all files underneath the directory obj or all files with the .obj extension respectively.
    ....
    /B Copies the Symbolic Link itself versus the target of the link.

    Type Xcopy /? for the full list.
     
  4. Guru Kiran G Win User

    Word does not want to save to a symbolic link directory

    Symbols instead of readable words

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft community.

    This issue might occur if the document is corrupt or the file type is not associated with the right application.

    I suggest you check if you are able to open in Word.


    • Download and save the document on the desktop.

    • Right click on the document, click on ‘Open with > Choose a program’.

    • Select ‘Word’ from the list of applications and click ‘OK’.

    • Check if the document opens up without any issue.

    Let us know the status.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, Nov 8, 2018 at 10:05 PM
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