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Can't create a proper MKLINK in windows.

gonepostl 4,117 338 June 21, 2016 at 05:48 PM
Here's what I tried, trying to move the C: folder to the G drive since the program doesn't support external drives:

mklink /J C:\Users\TheBeast\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\ G:\Etherdata\Ethereum

Get the error: "Cannot create a file when that file already exists."

No crap the file exists Windows, I'm trying to link the folder to the external drive.

So confused why this isn't working. Please help, the data is taking up too much room on my C Drive.

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Never-mind, needed to copy over the ethereum folder from the C: directory to the G: directory and run the link, worked fine after that. Why on earth did I need to delete the folder on the source drive though? I'm referring to the one I linked which was "C:\Users\TheBeast\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\" before the link would actually take?
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Never-mind, needed to copy over the ethereum folder from the C: directory to the G: directory and run the link, worked fine after that. Why on earth did I need to delete the folder on the source drive though? I'm referring to the one I linked which was "C:\Users\TheBeast\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\" before the link would actually take?
If you really wanted to save the original folder maybe you should have tried renaming it in safe mode instead and then rebooting the PC.

Also you could have used regedit to change each instance of:

"C:\Users\TheBeast\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\" to
"G:\Ethereum\Etherium" and reboot the pc. [doing this would also have the effect of erasing the ordinal folder you should rename the original Etherium folder before using regedit].
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Quote from dale_101798 View Post :
If you really wanted to save the original folder maybe you should have tried renaming it in safe mode instead and then rebooting the PC.

Also you could have used regedit to change each instance of:

"C:\Users\TheBeast\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\" to
"G:\Ethereum\Etherium" and reboot the pc. [doing this would also have the effect of erasing the ordinal folder you should rename the original Etherium folder before using regedit].
I was going to suggest something similar. When doing something like this I never delete the source until I know 100% it works. Instead I just rename the source folder or move it's location.
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