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Re: Cannot access volumes mounted with 'mklink /d' which point to a volume UUID
- From: "L. A. Walsh" <cygwin at tlinx dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: codespunk+cygwin at gmail dot com
- Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:49:12 -0800
- Subject: Re: Cannot access volumes mounted with 'mklink /d' which point to a volume UUID
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Corinna Vinschen wrote:
This type of directory symlink to a GUID volume path isn't supported
at all yet in Cygwin.
As I mentioned, symlinks don't support volume destinations
under windows, but Junctions should be used instead. They
half-way work under Cygwin (junctions to volumes look like
mounted file systems look under linux, but junctions to
pathnames get converted by cygwin to symlinks -- losing
information when such junctions are restored.
Corinna -- could you _please_ re-look at supporting both
types of junctions as mount points? Then Cygwin could have
"mount-parity" with linux! ;-)
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