How can I create symbolic links in Windows 8.1 without an admin command prompt?
Symbolic links, also known as symlinks, can be a powerful tool for managing a Windows 8.1 system. Symlinks are a type of file that points to another file or directory, allowing users to create a shortcut to a file or folder. This can be particularly useful in cases where a user needs to access a file or folder from multiple locations, or when a user needs to store a large number of files in a single location.
Creating a symbolic link in Windows 8.1 is a relatively straightforward process. The first step is to create the shortcut itself. This can be done by right-clicking on the file or folder, selecting “Create Shortcut”, and then selecting the location where the shortcut will be saved. Once the shortcut is created, the next step is to create the symbolic link. The simplest way to do this is to open a command prompt window as an administrator.
Once the command prompt window is open, the user should type the following command: mklink /d
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