Friday, November 23, 2007

Junction Link Magic

Junction Link Magic. What the heck does that mean?!

I didn't get it at first either. But now that I've used the program, it really is like magic, and has links/junctions to boot!

What this basically does is link one folder to another. What's the big deal with that? Well! It allows you to do some pretty nifty stuff like easily reroute your documents to another drive for example, whilst fooling the computer and programs into thinking it's still buried in C:\Documents and User Settings\[YOUR_NAME]\My Documents.

Or, if you're a partitioning kind of guy, or girl, and have run out of space on your system drive, the solution is easy! Just move everything to a fresh hard drive, then create a new junction/linking folder where the original Program Files was and point it at the fresh drive! All the old programs work fine and you don't have to keep selecting another drive when you install something new!

This program is well deserving of a Gold Star Award!

Just don't do crazy things like linking the System32 folder into the Recycle Bin...

I'm sure you can probably find many more uses for it, I'm just alerting you to its existence. Sorry for the unusually unhumorous post, I am quite tired