mklink

Creates a directory or file symbolic or hard link.

Syntax

mklink [[/d] | [/h] | [/j]] <link> <target>

Parameters

Parameter Description
/d Creates a directory symbolic link. By default, this command creates a file symbolic link.
/h Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link.
/j Creates a Directory Junction.
<link> Specifies the name of the symbolic link being created.
<target> Specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new symbolic link refers to.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

Examples

To create and remove a symbolic link named, MyFolder and Myfile.file, from the root directory to the \Users\User1\Documents directory and a example.file located within the directory, type:

mklink /d \MyFolder \Users\User1\Documents
mklink /h \MyFile.file \User1\Documents\example.file
rd \MyFolder
del \MyFile.file

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