mklink

Creates a symbolic link.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

Syntax

mklink [[/d] | [/h] | [/j]] <Link> <Target>

Parameters

Parameter Description
/d Creates a directory symbolic link. By default, mklink 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 that is 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 a symbolic link named MyDocs from the root directory to the \Users\User1\Documents directory, type:

mklink /d \MyDocs \Users\User1\Documents