When symbolic links are created on an NTFS volume on a Linux system, they are currently mapped by NTFS-3G to so-called Interix-type files. If the volume is mounted on Windows, these links can only be natively resolved by installing the (deprecated) UAS services. Cygwin has limited support for these links (they can be read but not created) and the link types created by default by Cygwin can not be resolved by NTFS-3G.

It would therefore be nice if NTFS-3G had an option to create Windows native symbolic links if supported by the NTFS version (from Vista and up). This would improve interoperability both with native Windows- and Cygwin apps using a single, coherent link format.


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