Symbolic links in Win2K/XP

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Is there a way to create a symbolic link in Win2K/XP (using NTFS) to make one directory appear as though it were another.

Similar to how in Linux you can do...

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ln -s /var/www/html ~/www


and then type cd ~/www and use it as though that were the true path?
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http://www.lostshot.com/weblog/2003/09. ... sjunctions
u might need to scroll up a block on that page.
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That info is sweet, thank you...

Has anybody here used this technique? Would that work linking to remote paths?

For example...

Linking \\lanserver\data\docs\freds_docs\ to be accessed locally as c:\Freds_Docs\

Would that work? Or would I have to mount the remote path to a local drive letter, then use that drive letter as the actual path for the fake one to point to?

Or will this not work with remote mounting at all?
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Seems like a pretty hefty workaround. Wouldn't mapping a drive to "Freds_Docs", in essense, provide the same result?
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Maybe, but not all of them are just going to be random data directories for applications. Some are going to be system directories (like the windows Fonts directory, for example), which need to be in a specific location.
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Understood. In that case -- no opinion.
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It's no biggy, I'll give it a try and see what happens, I just figured maybe I could save myself a few hours if somebody here has tried it beforehand and proven it not to work, lol.

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