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Could I use directory junctions (symbolic link) to share music between 2 users in Windows 7

Could I use directory junctions (symbolic link) to share music between 2 users in Windows 7

I want to have 2 users be able to use the same itunes library and be able to sync an ipod which ever user is logged in. I tried making both the My Music folders point to the same folder, but that didn't work. One itunes would not store its library info in that folder. I was wondering if I could create a junction directory so that I can have both My Music folders redirect to a common library folder. I've only read about directory junctions , I havn't tried them.

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Guest [Entry]

"Yes you can, just make sure both users have adequate permissions to access the folder. You can use the command line tool mklink to create a directory junction:

mklink /j ""C:\Documents and Settings\Someuser\My Documents\My Music\"" C:\Music

replace their My Music folder location accordingly."