Link Shell Extension [Powerful Shortcuts for Folders]

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Link Shell Extension [Powerful Shortcuts for Folders]

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More info about wtf this is
https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-s ... windows10/


TL;DR
Basically you can make powerful shortcuts for folders that the apps won't even know its a shortcut.

For example, your save game files are stored in some AppData/local folder or whatever. But you want to have those save files on a different drive in different directory to keep them safe if by some reason your C drive dies.
So what this program does (or you can use cmd, but this is more simplified and easy to use option) is makes that your file is stored on what ever drive you want and makes a "virtual" shortcut in the original place where the game stores the saves by default.

Lets take CM21

It stores saves in

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C:\Users\[username]\AppData\LocalLow\Red Dot Games\Car Mechanic Simulator 2021
With this program making a symlink, it now stores the saves in my specified folder where i keep my important backups

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F:\C Drive Backup\Fuck Steam Cloud\Red Dot Games\Car Mechanic Simulator 2021
The game has no idea that the save files are stored in another place, thus it works just like nothing happen. If you wipe your C drive, you still have your saves on another drive you specified. Its like your own Cloud storage, only you have full access to it. This can be used for anything, not just game saves.

If you go to

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C:\Users\[username]\AppData\LocalLow\Red Dot Games\Car Mechanic Simulator 2021
it will open and show

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C:\Users\[username]\AppData\LocalLow\Red Dot Games\Car Mechanic Simulator 2021
but you're actually gonna be in

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F:\C Drive Backup\Fuck Steam Cloud\Red Dot Games\Car Mechanic Simulator 2021
hope it makes sense.

Setup;
Install it, then just
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Download: https://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshe ... nsion.html

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