Symlinks in Vista

I use symlinks all the time in Linux, and they are very useful. Anyways, I was glad to know they can now be done in Vista/7. I had a dual boot OS, and I had Outlook on both OS’s and wanted 1 Local outlook store. I tried to change Outlooks storage of the ost file, but couldn’t easily edit the path. Enter symlink:

C:\>mklink /d C:\Users\sburke\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook E:\Users\sburke\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
#mklink pathtolink pathtosourcetarget

The /d switch is for directory.
Looking at the Outlook folder in Explorer, it had a shortcut icon, and going into it, kept the path correct at c:\
Reference: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/22/create-symbolic-links-hard-links-and-directory-junctions-in-vista-with-mklink/

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