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    Link Shell Extension Alternatives

    Link Shell Extension is described as '(LSE) provides for the creation of Hardlinks , Junctions , Volume Mountpoints , and Vistas Symbolic Links, (herein referred to collectively as Links) and a Folder Cloning process that utilizes Hardlinks or Symbolic Links' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are six alternatives to Link Shell Extension for Windows, Windows Explorer and Dropbox. The best alternative is FileMenu Tools, which is free. Other great apps like Link Shell Extension are Symlink Creator (Free, Open Source), Symlinker (Free, Open Source), Dropboxifier (Free, Open Source) and Directory Linker (DirLinker) (Free).

    This page was last updated May 16, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    Link Shell Extension (LSE) provides for the creation of Hardlinks , Junctions , Volume Mountpoints , and Vistas Symbolic...
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    1. FileMenu Tools lets you customize the context (right-click) menu of Windows Explorer.
    2. Symlink Creator simplifies the process of creating symbolic and hard links in Windows 7 and Windows 8 (likely Vista too). It is a GUI for the MKLINK command in Windows, which makes creating the links much easier.


    3. With this utility you can use the symlink application Microsoft Windows has well hidden inside the cmd.exe app.
    4. Dropboxifier helps you simplifying the process of adding folders to Dropbox and creating symbolic links.
    5. Directory Linker is a small Winforms application that allows the user to quickly and easily create symbolic links in XP, Vista and Windows 7 for files and folders.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      NTFS Link is a set of Windows Shell Extensions (i.e. they hook into the Windows Explorer), providing extended functionality for creating and using hard links and junction points on NTFS file systems.
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