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Does @SYMLINK work?

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Code:
c:\users\vefatica\appdata\local\microsoft\windowsapps> d o*
2019-06-24  12:21     <SYMLINK>    outlook.exe [C:\Users\vefatica\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps\outlook.exe]

c:\users\vefatica\appdata\local\microsoft\windowsapps> echo %@symlink[.\outlook.exe]
ECHO is OFF
 
@JUNCTION too.
Code:
c:\users\vefatica\appdata\local\packages\microsoft.office.desktop_8wekyb3d8bbwe\localcache\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs> d
2019-06-24  11:45    <JUNCTION>    Startup [C:\Users\vefatica\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Office.Desktop_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]

c:\users\vefatica\appdata\local\packages\microsoft.office.desktop_8wekyb3d8bbwe\localcache\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs> echo %@junction[Startup]
Startup
 
Code:
c:\users\vefatica\appdata\local\microsoft\windowsapps> d o*
2019-06-24  12:21     <SYMLINK>    outlook.exe [C:\Users\vefatica\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps\outlook.exe]

c:\users\vefatica\appdata\local\microsoft\windowsapps> echo %@symlink[.\outlook.exe]
ECHO is OFF

Works fine here. Are you sure you have the right permissions?
 
Do I need anything more than elevated?
Code:
c:\users\vefatica\appdata\local\microsoft\windowsapps> echo %_elevated
1

c:\users\vefatica\appdata\local\microsoft\windowsapps> d o*
2019-06-24  12:21     <SYMLINK>    outlook.exe [C:\Users\vefatica\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps\outlook.exe]

c:\users\vefatica\appdata\local\microsoft\windowsapps> echo %@symlink[outlook.exe]
ECHO is OFF

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You don't need to be elevated to run @symlink or @junction. You only need permission to query the file or directly. If it was created by the system, you probably don't.

Are you having problems with all symlinks on your system? Is MKLINK working?
MKLINK /@SYMLINK seems OK. Supposedly, I have full control over that SYMLINK and the directory it's in. I do not have full control over the target file.
 

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