Cannot create a file when that file already exists  


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #1

    Cannot create a file when that file already exists


    I've been trying for hours to get this working, but it keeps giving me the same error. I'm not an expert with computers and windows. This is what i've been entering:
    mklink /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods" "D:\sorce"
    Please help.
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  2. Posts : 15,955
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3448
       #2

    Perhaps this tutorial will help
    Create Soft and Hard Symbolic Links in Windows - TenForumsTutorials

    You'll also find guidance in
    MKLink - Microsoft Docs
    MKLink - SS64

    Denis
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  3. Posts : 7,599
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #3

    menzieoqpe said:
    it keeps giving me the same error.
    I got the same error, and the following is the solution:
    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.30]
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    C:\Windows\system32>mklink /d "D:\Testing" "E:\Windows PE\"
    Cannot create a file when that file already exists.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>rmdir /s /q "D:\Testing"
    
    C:\Windows\system32>mklink /d "D:\Testing" "E:\Windows PE\"
    symbolic link created for D:\Testing <<===>> E:\Windows PE\
    If you do not want to delete the file/folder, use VBScript to create an LNK shortcut. I can show you how.
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  4. Posts : 1,164
    W10-Pro 22H2
       #4

    I think you have simply got the mklink parameters the wrong way round: it should be

    mklink /d <link> <source>

    so in your case:

    mklink /d D:\sorce "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods"
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