Having problem creating symbolic links in Win 8.1 64 Pro
Posted on 2014-03-09
With my old Win 7 64 Pro machine, I created symbolic links for the Desktop, Favorites, Download and My Documents folders.
First, I deleted the above folders using the DOS prompt while logged in as administrator (when empty after installing OS)
Next, I used the following command line: mklink /d C:\users\mepstein\Favorites D:\mepstein\Favorites
Now, all the above folders resided on my storage drive which kept the junk off my OS drive and made backups easier.
On this win 8.1 machine, I am having difficulties -
-Using the CMD prompt, I am prompted to confirm that I want to delete the folder on the C:\users directory, but it doesn't delete.
-When I run the command line to make the link, I get the error message: "Cannot create a file when that file exists,"
I tried this when the folder was created on the storage drive and also without creating it first on the storage drive. Fails both ways.
What am I doing wrong here??