How to Create Symbolic Links in Windows 8, 7, Vista for Extra Space

How to Create Symbolic Links in Windows 8, 7, Vista for Extra Space

Recently my small 120 GB solid state hard drive was running low on space, and since I don't have the time right now to format my hard drive and re-install everything from scratch I used something called Symbolic Links to move large program installations like Grand Theft Auto 4 to another hard drive. This freed up 20GB on my C drive in a few minutes, which is much faster than uninstalling the game, reinstalling the game, then adding all the mods and configurations to a fresh installaiton of GTAIV. Let's face it, if you customized or highly configured any software on your PC, you know what a pain in the ass something like this can be. Symbolic links are glorified shortcuts. A typical shortcut on your desktop launches your programs or games from the desktop by accessing the correct installation folder, usually found in the program files folder on your c drive. Now a symbolic link allows you to move a folder to another location, then create a link saying hey whenever you are looking for ProgramX on the C drive, go to the D drive instead from now on. That's pretty much it. You are creating a shortcut for your OS, so that you don't have to go through the trouble of uninstalling and reinstalling a program. Usually it's not a big deal, but if you have a custom program that's been modified heavily after the installation, you are better off using a symbolic link instead of trying to re-do all of your customizations after you reinstall the program on another hard drive. So with that being said, let me show you how I moved my GTA installation from my C drive to a new solid state hard drive I just bought. Now for the purposes of this video, I moved my GTA installation back to my C drive, just so that I can demonstrate the entire process to you guys. Okay here we go. Why Should You Create Symbolic Links? • Move large files or folders to another drive without going through the dreaded uninstall and reinstall process. • It's a very fast way to free up space! • Freeing up space on your Hard drive is especially useful if you are running a solid state hard drive { SSD} as your drive C:\ • Sync Folders with multiple computers such as media folders, photos, movies, Dropbox, etc. • Because I'm going to show you how and you're going to be smarter than your friends afterwards! Subscribe to ProvenHelper Today & join in on the Sweet Life! http://www.youtube.com/user/homeaddition?sub_confirmation=1 Follow me on Social Media: I'm just getting started, but millions have been served with sweet additions to their lives already! http://twitter.com/ProvenHelper http://plus.google.com/+Provenhelper http://www.facebook.com/ProvenHelper Also check out http://www.simpyladditions.com for free remodeling plans with estimated project costs! We're talking instant ESTIMATES :)

Using Symbolic Links in Windows 7 With Dropbox

Using Symbolic Links in Windows 7 With Dropbox

Using Symbolic Links in Windows 7 With Dropbox

mklink use junction command

mklink use junction command

mklink is always overlooked :( mklink is great for creating quick and effective symbolic links in a Windows box. Command: mklink /j "LOCAL Destination" "LOCAL Target" Example command: mklink /j "C:\Docs" "D:\Documents" In the example mklink will create folder 'Docs' to local C drive and link all Folders/Files from 'Documents' folder of the LOCAL "D" drive Here's the link to my How To video 'Symbolic link using mklink' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxpVb9qz4XM ******************************************************* Like always thank you and follow my blog at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freelanceTEKcom/ Blog: http://freelancetek.com/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Mo5yvAJgxsvRueUkff-kw

Symlinks, Hardlinks, Shortcuts, and Directory Junctions

Symlinks, Hardlinks, Shortcuts, and Directory Junctions

Advantages, disadvantages, differences, and more of these 4 ways of working with files and clear up some misunderstandings.

Create Symbolic Link To Link NAS To C Drive

Create Symbolic Link To Link NAS To C Drive

mklink is always overlooked :( mklink is great for creating quick and effective symbolic links in a Windows computer or servers. Command: mklink /d "Destination" "Source" Example command: mklink /d "C:\Network" "\\192.168.1.170\videos" In the example mklink will create folder 'Network' to local C drive and link all Folders/Files from 'videos' share on remote server 199.168.71.170 Here's the link to my How To video 'mklink use junction command' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKS_k4M5rnw - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Like always thank you and follow my blog at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freelanceTEKcom/ Blog: http://freelancetek.com/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Mo5yvAJgxsvRueUkff-kw

Windows - Create Symbolic Link

Windows - Create Symbolic Link

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a symbolic links in Windows If you find this helpful and you would like to support me. Please send me a something vie paypal.me/StephenMMottershead

Create Symbolic Links in Windows

Create Symbolic Links in Windows

http://www.quesomanrulz.com/ http://twitter.com/quesoman - This tutorial is on an excellent time saving feature built into Windows Vista and 7 that most people do not know about. Symbolic Links create a fancy type of shortcut that creates a folder that acts like its a different folder which is useful for when you want to store data in once place, but something like a program needs it to be in a different place.

Symbolic Links in Linux

Symbolic Links in Linux

More videos like this online at http://www.theurbanpenguin.com In this video we move on from the previous video that looked at hard links and inodes to sym -links. These are still links and do show as file type link when we use ls -l. They are, though, a completely separate file. This does mean that as we do not share the same metadata os the original file we link to we can cross file system boundaries. We do take up a small amount of disk space and an entry in the inode table. This, in today's market is not a problem and the benefits of sym-links out shine anything else. they can cross file-system boundaries and can link to directories.

[Tutorial] Moving Users and Program Files to another HDD on Windows 7.

[Tutorial] Moving Users and Program Files to another HDD on Windows 7.

These are the cmd commands used in the video. ---------------------------------- robocopy "C:\Users" "D:\Users" /E /COPYALL /XJ robocopy "C:\Program Files" "E:\Program Files" /E /COPYALL /XJ robocopy "C:\Program Files (x86)" "E:\Program Files (x86)" /E /COPYALL /XJ robocopy "C:\ProgramData" "E:\ProgramData" /E /COPYALL /XJ rmdir "C:\Users" /S /Q rmdir "C:\Program Files" /S /Q rmdir "C:\Program Files (x86)" /S /Q rmdir "C:\ProgramData" /S /Q mklink /J "C:\Users" "D:\Users" mklink /J "C:\Program Files" "E:\Program Files" mklink /J "C:\Program Files (x86)" "E:\Program Files (x86)" After you have completely removed ProgramData from C:\ after booting to the desktop for the first time open command prompt and create the junction for ProgramData with this command. mklink /J "C:\ProgramData" "E:\ProgramData"

How to Move Windows Installer Folder to Drive D in Windows 10/8.1/7

How to Move Windows Installer Folder to Drive D in Windows 10/8.1/7

Sometimes, Installer Folder located in Windows Folder is going bigger and bigger. This can cause system disk becomes full and result in slow, hang or other errors. This problem can be fixed by moving Installer Folder that normally located in C:\Windows\Installer to other Drive such as D or other and make Symbolic Link Shortcut so new Installer folder still considered to be on normal location. We can use mklink /D command to do that, details can be seen on video above.

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