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Mklink

Published: April 17, 2012

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

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