Symlink Creator Alternatives

    Symlink Creator is described as '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'. There are six alternatives to Symlink Creator for Windows, Windows Explorer and Dropbox. The best alternative is Link Shell Extension, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Symlink Creator are FileMenu Tools (Freemium), Dropboxifier (Free, Open Source), Symlinker (Free, Open Source) and Directory Linker (DirLinker) (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 21, 2019

    1. Link Shell Extension (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.
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    2. FileMenu Tools lets you customize the context (right-click) menu of Windows Explorer.
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    3. Dropboxifier helps you simplifying the process of adding folders to Dropbox and creating symbolic links.
    4. With this utility you can use the symlink application Microsoft Windows has well hidden inside the cmd.exe app.
    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.
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      • 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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