Windows 10: Symbolic Links (Soft Links)

  1.    22 Oct 2016 #1

    Symbolic Links (Soft Links)


    Greetings,


    I have a large number of symbolic links (soft links) on my PC that I want to migrate to a new machine with an identical directory structure. When I use various backup or copy programs that clone files (bit copy), the symbolic links do not work on the target machine (they get converted to empty files instead of links). Any help would be appreciated.
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  2.    24 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, don't know if this is any help:
    Smart Copy is a must if e.g.. the whole content of a hard disk, which has lots of hardlinks/junctions/symbolic links, should be copied to another hard disk. During the Smart Copy operation empty folders get copied too and the date/time stamps of folders/junctions/symbolic links are also restored at the corresponding destination locations.

    Because Smart Copy creates inner hardlinks/junctions/symbolic links, this feature is only available on NTFS volumes.

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    - clearly by someone with a very detailed understanding.
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