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OT: WinXP shortcut vs. junctions

Discussion in 'Support' started by Steve Fabian, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Steve Fabian

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    I use WinXP SP3. Many of my desktop and quick launch shortcuts point to
    junction directories, to make it easier to select which version of the
    product is desired.

    The problem: for some unknown reason, occasionally the OS converts the
    program path from the junction to the value of the junction, even though the
    shortcut file is read only. Anyone with a solution?
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    Steve
     
  2. nikbackm

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    I have noticed something similar. When I had a "My Pictures" junction (to another partition on the same drive) in "My Documents" it was occasionally replaced with it a "My Pictures" directory. In my case setting the junction to read-only stopped this though.
     
  3. Steve Fabian

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    nikbackm wrote:
    | ---Quote (Originally by Steve Fábián)---
    | I use WinXP SP3. Many of my desktop and quick launch shortcuts point
    | to
    | junction directories, to make it easier to select which version of the
    | product is desired.
    |
    | The problem: for some unknown reason, occasionally the OS converts the
    | program path from the junction to the value of the junction, even
    | though the
    | shortcut file is read only. Anyone with a solution?
    | --
    | Steve
    | ---End Quote---
    | I have noticed something similar. When I had a "My Pictures" junction
    | (to another partition on the same drive) in "My Documents" it was
    | occasionally replaced with it a "My Pictures" directory. In my case
    | setting the junction to read-only stopped this though.

    You may have made the key point: setting the junction to r/o. I had set the
    shortcut files r/o, but not the junctions.
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    Steve
     

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