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how do I create a "symbolic link" kind soft link on Windows (XP/2000/NT) ?

 
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In Unix, we have symbolic link concept. On Windows, how do we do the same thing ?

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In windows symbolic link is represented by 'shortcut' just right click any file and click shortcut.
 
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I have actually searched for this exact same thing recently and came to the conclusion that it is a mess to do on win xp/nt. I have read that the next win os (vista) will do this.

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=341355
 
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