Hurdet wrote:Why NTLinksMaker is exe and not wcx64?
First of all, NTLinks Maker is a more powerful analog of existing NTFS Links tool which is an EXE so I didn't even think about WCX when I created it.
Also there are some more EXE benefits, e.g.:
1. Easier elevation for creating symlinks (it is easy to start another elevated instance of EXE and it is impossible to elevate WCX).
2. EXE may be used just from command line from TC buttonbar or EM-command/hotkey (like I do on Alt+F6) or even w/o TC at all.
3. Finally, you don't need to select it in list of packer plugins every time when you need to copy something (it is the most irritating part of TC pack dialog).
Now I think that perhaps I could easilly write my CopyTree as an EXE instead of WCX (which was created as WCX because it is a much more useful analog of existing WCX plugin TreeCopyPlus) and it would have all mentioned benefits...
Dalai wrote:And I think it's called NTLinks(Maker) for a reason - shortcuts are not NT (style) links, but date back to the Win9x days.
Even more, LNK files are not standard at all, have very strange undocumented format and may not be used instead of original files/folders like NTFS links (they may only be followed automatically in Open dialogs where Windows does that).