Create Symbolic Link to Network Drive
This means to create a link between a "folder" on my C drive and the network folder on a network device.
Let's imagine that the network folder is \\MyBookLive\MyStorage and you want to map this network location to a folder on your local hard drive called "C:\WDMyBook".
Do the following:
- Open a command prompt in 'Administrator' mode.
- In Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, press the 'Windows' key.
- Start typing 'Command Prompt', you should see 'Command Prompt' pop up after a few keystrokes.
- Right-click on 'Command Prompt', a menu will pop up. Select the option that says 'Run as Administrator'.
- In the command prompt
- Type the following: mklink /d "c:\WDMyBook" "\\MyBookLive\MyStorage"
- You should get a message back saying that the symbolic link was created.
- Close the command prompt.