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comment Is there a way to create a 'trackable' link (~hard link) to a folder on Windows (Windows XP in particular)?
@MichaelHampton it does (tested). I.e. if, inside of a folder a, I create a junction point named b that points to the folder a, I have an infinite loop. But perhaps you're referring to some other mechanism?
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comment Is there a way to create a 'trackable' link (~hard link) to a folder on Windows (Windows XP in particular)?
@MichaelHampton just to clear this out, it is already possible to create infinite loops in the directory structure by using just junction points. See Link Shell Extension: schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html .
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comment Is there a way to create a 'trackable' link (~hard link) to a folder on Windows (Windows XP in particular)?
@@HopelessN00b yes, the nomenclature on the subject of 'links' to files on the filesystem is 'hard to discern'. One could name a hard link a link that is 'transparent' for the underlying application (the filesystem transparently reparses the destination path once it hits a hard link) and one could name a hard link a link that is able to 'track' the location of the target folder the link points to, when the location of that target folder changes. I'm after the second case. That's why there is trackable and ~ in the topic of the question. Thanks for clearing that up.
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comment Is there a way to create a 'trackable' link (~hard link) to a folder on Windows (Windows XP in particular)?
Thanks for the response. According to what I've read, junction.exe can only create junction points to directories and fsutil can only create hard links to files. There is no way to create a hard link to a folder with those tools.
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