Microsoft KB Archive/253344

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Article ID: 253344

Article Last Modified on 3/1/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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Linkd is a command-line tool that links an NTFS folder to a target object. If the source and destination folders are targeted to a mapped drive (to a remote computer share), Linkd reports that a successful link is created but the reparse does not work.

From a command prompt, the dir command shows that the JUNCTION is made, but changing to the source folder shows no contents. If you click the source folder in Windows Explorer, the following error message is displayed:

[source] is not available. This folder was moved or removed


This behavior occurs because you can only use Linkd for local drives. If the source folder is a local drive and the destination folder is a mapped drive, the source folder is created (if it did not previously exist), but Linkd reports that it cannot create a link.


To work around this behavior, only use Linkd in a local context. Creating reparse points is not possible on a remote computer.


The syntax of this command is as follows:

linkd source [/d] [destination]

Additional query words: fail fails failed

Keywords: kbenv kberrmsg kbprb KB253344