Can I use Symlink with removable drives?

Lisa Santika Onggrid January 24, 2013
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Can I use Symlink to point the folder in my external hard drive to folder in my laptop? I assume I must either keep it connected all the time or plug it into a dedicated USB port (to preserve the drive letter), but I want to make sure so I won’t accidentally spawn error messages.

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  1. ha14
    January 24, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    A symbolic link is like a short-cut but instead of being saved as a file it is registered to the hard drive partition. It does not use any disk space and all programs recognise both the link and the target. A symbolic link can point to any file or folder either locally on the computer or over a network using a SMB path.
    http://ipggi.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/windows-file-junctions-symbolic-links-and-hard-links/

    Create Symbolic Links, Hard Links and Directory Junctions in Vista with MKLINK
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/22/create-symbolic-links-hard-links-and-directory-junctions-in-vista-with-mklink/

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      January 25, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Thanks. Has been using symlinks for a while but only for two internal drives. This means I can proceed as planned.