Support for hardlinks in Windows XP?

Rajendra Gutupalli Rajendra.Gutupalli at Sun.COM
Tue Jul 15 00:39:49 PDT 2008

Alan Bateman wrote:
> BTW: If you are testing with hard links then do you mind checking this 
> method on Vista 64-bit or Windows Server 2008 64-bit. In particular, 
> the case where the user doesn't have sufficient rights. It should 
> throw an I/O exception indicating that the user doesn't sufficient 
> rights. I've noticed on at least two machines that it fails silently 
> which suggests this is a bug we need to forward to Microsoft (32-bit 
> is okay).
Alan, I tried in Windows Vista 64 bit machine. Yes I observed 
Path#createSymbolicLink() returns silently. Here is the result that I got.

C:\Users\administrator1\Downloads>mklink abc xyz

You do not have sufficient privilege to perform this operation.

C:\Users\administrator1\Downloads>.\nio\bin\java TestSymLink

C:\Users\administrator1\Downloads> (immediately this command prompt came 
without any exception.)

I don't see any problem in creating a hard link in 64 machine.


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