I heard about symlinks in NL_Info topic. I opened my Users folder and saw that I really have RP's of different types. Although NL_Info doesn't support symlinks, the main goal for NTLinks was NTFS indexes.Postkutscher wrote:Strictly speaking I would like to know about symlinks, they are the one not mentioned in NL_info docs
The second thing...the validity of reparse points is dependent on permissions of TC`s user. All RPs where I have no access are marked as not valid.
Junctions may point only to folders, and only within NTFS file system. During creation of junction, this folder must be available.
Symlinks may point to any path, you need admin rights in order to create symlinks. First of all, symlinks are made for files because there was no possibility to make low-level link for file at another partition before. But symlinks also available for directories - special symlinkd type of RP. Symlink may be created for any kind of target - even if doesn't exist (but you can't browse file symlink or view dir symlinkd even if it looks just as file) - and apps will threat this object as if it was real file or folder! System command for creating symlinks and junctions comes with Vista/7 - mklink.
Yes, if you limit permissions to RP or to target file/folder, you wouldn't have chance to enter it or to get info.