Windows 7 Junction points
Posted on 2011-03-25
I have started using Windows 7 from XP. I was using genie-soft's backup manager on XP, which I really liked. However, on windows 7, it does not backup the junction points. It actually converts them to directories on restore. This of course makes a mess. The directory structure actually looks like XP after a restore.
My first question :
1) Is there a good backup product that
A) uses compression
B) is a manual backup system. Some products always run in the background. I don't care for this. Genie-soft Time Line is one such product.
C) will backup the OS as is, i.e. backup junction points and restore junction points.
D) is 64bit
A second question is :
I think I read somewhere that the junction points in windows 7 are for backward compatibility, and also for security.
Is it a real security risk to delete these junction points and replace them with directories?
Or, change the security on these junction points so that the junctions are accessible?
I am not going to either, just wanted to know.
Sorry if this has been answered, but I could not find it in the KB.