Sunday, July 22, 2012

Symbolic Link Maker v0.1.0.0

Why I felt I needed this tool was mainly because I do not use the system drive for data. I always redirect stuff to other drives so that I can use my system drive (i.e. the SSD) for better things. I use Symbolic Links to do the redirection.

Currently I am redirecting the following folders.

  • Windows Update download folder (C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download)
  • Windows Installer folder (C:\Windows\Installer)
  • Microsoft Office setup cache folder (C:\MSOCache)
  • iTunes Backup, Apps, Firmware download folders
  • Gaming profiles in user Documents
    and you will find many more.

But using the command prompt is not always convenient. Especially, if there exists a folder with the same name, you have to first copy the contents of the folder to the target folder, delete the folder and them make the symbolic link.

So I wrote a tool to automate those things. It is called Symbolic Link Maker. It has many issues, which are written in the user manual, so read it before using the application. Give it a go, and let me know about the areas to improve on.

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Symbolic Link Maker v0.1.0.0 downloads

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