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Help needed with symlinks please :)

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I'm looking to create the save folder for FEAR on another hard drive and not the one with the OS/game on it. I have downloaded the symlinker software but I can't get my head around what I need to do, can anyone help please :)
 
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From a command prompt:

mklink /J "full_path_to_new_save_folder" "full_path_to_original_save_folder"
 

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OK thanks, do I have to delete the original folder?

EDIT -

I am failing hard at this, this is the software I am using as I just don't get DOS -



So do I want the path to the existing folder in the bottom and the new one on the other drive in the top. Also do I create it as a symbolic,hard or junction link?

And finally, do I have to have an empty folder created already on the target drive and do I have to delete the original data from the original save folder. :eek::shadedshu:D
 
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Move the save game data into the new folder first. Make a copy for a backup just in case anything happens.

So do I want the path to the existing folder in the bottom and the new one on the other drive in the top. Also do I create it as a symbolic,hard or junction link?
Yes. Create it as a junction.

And finally, do I have to have an empty folder created already on the target drive
Yes.

and do I have to delete the original data from the original save folder. :eek::shadedshu:D
Don't delete it, move it to the new folder. Make sure the permissions on the new folder match the old folder's permissions.
 
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Try using a symbolic folder link instead- same procedure outlined above. Apparently junctions are the old way of doing it.
 

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OK followed a tutorial on Youtube and tried it out with a testfolder which worked but I'm still having issues getting it to work with the gamesave folder. Here is what I have typed -

C:\Windows\system32>mklink /d C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Monolith Productions E:\Monolith Productions

It says " The syntax of the command is incorrect" What does that mean? C drive is where I want the symbolic link and I want it to read and write data to the file on E so what is wrong?
 

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I better explain how I sorted it actually before the thread is forgotten. Just in case anyone ever has the same problem.

The syntax error occurs if there are too many spaces in the command. I therefore had to add quotation marks like so -



The top line is the correct entry which allowed the symlink to be created. Also note that originally my path was incorrect and that it had trouble finding.....public/public documents, I had to change it to public/documents/..... as you can see in the correct example above. Hope that helps someone on the old interwebz one day :)