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Old 04-10-2010, 10:06 AM   #1
TommySprat
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Linux and windows symlinks interchangeability


This question is about windows 7. I want the "C:\program Files" folder to be a symlink to a directory on another partition. I can't do this from within windows because it locked the Program Files Folder. Will a linux live CD do the trick?

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Old 04-10-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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I don't know if I'm correct, but a Unix symlink is part of the filesystem, while a Windows link is a file ending with extension .lnk containing a path to the file.

Also, Windows can't read most Linux filesystams.
 
  


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