Portable Symbolic Link Creator1.1.1.3

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100% FREE GPL    
3.9/5 11
A lightweight, portable and very simple-to-use application that provides a GUI for mklink, the symlink utility built into Windows

editor's review





This is the portable edition of Symbolic Link Creator. As the name implies, the application gives you the possibility of creating symbolic links, hard links and directory junctions, using the built-in Windows function available through command lines.

In other words, Symbolic Link Creator merely provides a graphical interface for users who do not want to launch a Command Prompt dialog to perform such a task.

Thanks to its portability, installing the tool is unnecessary. In this case, you can drop the executable file anywhere on the hard disk and run it directly.

It is also possible to save Symbolic Link Creator to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any workstation without prior installers.

An important aspect worth mentioning is that the Windows Registry section does not receive new entries, and leftovers are not kept on the HDD after removing the application.

The interface of Symbolic Link Creator is based on a standard window with a plain interface where the "what you see is what you get" principle clearly applies, making the tool accessible to all types of users, even those with limited experience in software apps.

You can get started by selecting the type of symbolic link to create, between file and folder, after which you may set up the target directory and file name. Once you point out the file path leading to the real item, you can choose the link type (symbolic link, hard link or directory junction), and initialize the task with the simple click of a button.

The application has minimal impact on the system resources and a good response time, creating a symbolic link rapidly and without causing any errors in the process. All in all, Symbolic Link Creator serves its purpose while enabling users to bypass an installer.

Portable Symbolic Link Creator was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on July 23rd, 2013
Portable Symbolic Link Creator - This is the main window of Portable Symbolic Link Creator that allows you to access all the features of the software.