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Directory Linker 2

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After literally months of procrastination Directory Linker 2 is finally in state that I’m not too ashamed of.  So today I have posted up new binaries on Codeplex.

What’s New?

  • Undo Support  If the process of moving and deleting a folder before creating a link at the same location failed, you could end up with some files in the new location, some in old and two partial directory structures.  If this happens now DirLinker will offer to put the original folder back how it was.

If you’re using the just delete option and it fails, undo can not undelete any files but it will put back any folders it deleted.

  • File Links – It can now create symbolic links for files as well as directories.  You don’t have to do anything different, just select a file in the link location or the link to field.  There has been a small change to the UI to allow you to browse for files aswell as folders.

In a future post I’m going to talk about the difference between symbolic links and shortcuts.  But for now the important difference is the application opening file doesn’t know the file is only a link when using symbolic links.

  • Progress Window Changes – The progress window has been slightly overhaul and now keeps a list of everything it has done.  So if it does fail or something goes wrong, you can work out exactly what it’s done.

Progress Window

With these features I’m planning on parking Directory Linker development, I will of course fix any bugs that may come up but I can’t see any new features being added.


PS, If you have no idea what Directory Linker is, this is a good place to start.