Support for multiple folders in the Skydrive app…

I’ve just tested this – it is possible to set up Directory junctions or Symbolic Links in your skydrive folder to ensure file assets in folders across your local drive are synchronised through SkyDrive, without having to go and reconfigure things (like where your Internet Explorer Quick Links are stored, for example… or your autocorrect dictionary for MS Word).

Open up a command prompt and navigate to your Skydrive folder (normally %userprofile%/skydrive).

Run mklink /j QuickLinks “C:\users\username\microsoft\ie\quicklinks” (or wherever the quick links files live on your PC…)

Do the same on your other computers that you want to have the same files replicated to.

The syntax for mklink is as follows:

Creates a symbolic link.

MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target

/D      Creates a directory symbolic link.  Default is a file symbolic link.
/H      Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link.
/J      Creates a Directory Junction.
Link    specifies the new symbolic link name.
Target  specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new link refers to.

More info here… and this guy gives some real-world examples of where you’d use each type of link…


About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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