In Linux, it is easy to create symbolic link (symlink) with "ln" command.
But what about in windows?
I found one GUI and command for creating the symbolic links in windows.
- Visual Studio 2005 redistributable
- Link Shell Extension
- Download the above executables from here based on OS and system architecture
- For Windows 7 64-bit, I have downloaded the following highlighted in black box
- Install the Visual Studio 2005 redistributable
- Install Link Shell Extension
- You should be able to see an option in context menu
- Select the file/folder
- Right click and select the option "Pick Link Source"
- Now, the file is been picked
- Navigate to go the destination folder where you want to create the symbolic link
- Right click on the empty space of the folder
- Select Drop As and select "Hardlink or Symbolic Link" based on your requirement
- You should be able to see the file type as .symlink
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