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Problem with symlinks 'disappearing'


TomTiddler
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I have a pool (call it IANSPOOL) which has the following file system structure within it ....

IANSPOOL

    --->Music

         --->ITunes

               ----ITunes Music

 

I now create a symlink at IANSPOOL\Music\Music  which points to IANSPOOL\Music\ITunes\ITunes Music

I used "mklink /d " to create the symlink

I checked that this worked, and sure enough I can display IANSPOOL\Music\Music in File Explorer and see all of the files under IANSPOOL\Music\ITunes\ITunes Music. IANSPOOL is shared on my network as \\ROOTMACHINE\IANSPOOL, and I checked that the symlink worked through the network. No problem.

Later that day I noticed that one of my applications that makes my music library available as a media stream only had a fraction of the library available, sure enough there was still a directory showing at IANSPOOL\Music\Music but it only contained a fraction of the actual files, and more importantly, it was no longer a symlink!!

 

Does anyone have a clue what could be going on?

 

Edit -- If it helps I've checked all the machines in my network and all have "fsutil behavior query symlinkevaluation" showing all modes set to enabled (L2L, L2R, R2L, and R2R)

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