Unlike creation of symbolic links, deletion of a symbolic link does not require Administrator privilege. It can be performed from a normal command prompt without elevated privileges.
Tried with: Windows 8 Pro This article will show you how to create and delete symbolic links on a Linux system. use unlink command for remove symbolic link# unlink then link name. durga @ unix and linux forum September 3, 2012, unicorn on Error: unknown file system; grub rescue while starting Windows 8; I created a directory symbolic link that points to an external drive: mklink D C: \local\work F: \work I'm trying to remove it.
Opening cmd shell as administrator and running the command: rmdir C: \local\work Get the error: Access is denied. Same thing by using: cmd c rmdir C: \local\work from a Windows Powershell. How to take advantage of symbolic links in Windows 10 But let's take a closer look at how to create and use symbolic links in Windows 10.
I remove that symbolic link and create a new one Sep 18, 2018 MKLINK cannot use to delete symbolic link. To remove a symbolic link, simply delete them as if youre removing a normal file. Just make sure you dont delete the original file. Diana Microsoft Answers Support Engineer Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think. May 25, 2016 Remove a Symbolic Link with unlink The best way to remove a symlink is with the appropriately named unlink tool.
Using unlink to delete a symlink is extremely simple, you just need to point it at the symbolic link to unlink and remove. How can the answer be improved? Oct 26, 2013 Although the above article references Windows Vista, the information is valid for all versions (6. x. yyyy) of Windows. In short, redirecting the c: \users directory via the mklink command is not a Microsoft recommended or supported solution.
In the Windows documentation, a symbolic link is the same thing as a soft link. However, the mklink command can create both hard links (known as hard links in Windows) and soft links (known as symbolic links in Windows). Another interesting thing is that if I move my symbolic links to some other location, for example, to the E: drive, they continue to work and will point to my folders on the D: