Mlink Command In Windows Server 2008

In this article I am going to explain about Mlink command in windows server 2008 operating system.
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Mklink is command-line tool that is built in Windows server 2008. Mklink command allows you to create symbolic links or symlinks and hard links  to directory or a file.  Mklink is a nice tool for troubleshooting file system problems.

Mklink command syntax

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

In above syntax

Parameter Description
/d Creates a directory symbolic link. By default it creates a file symbolic link.
/h Creates a hard link rather symbolic link.
/j Creates a Directory Junction.
<Link> Defines the new symbolic link name.
<Target> The path (relative or absolute) that the new link refers to.


The default command (without any options) will create a symbolic or soft link to a file.

mklink pad.exe C:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe

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