NTFSLinksView is a lightweight and portable piece of software that shows a list of all NTFS symbolic links from a selected directory. It comes bundled with an intuitive set of options that can be tweaked by all types of users. The perks of portability Since there is no setup pack involved, you can drop the program files in any part of the hard disk and just click the executable to run. There is also the possibility to save NTFSLinksView to a USB flash disk or other mass storage device, in order to directly run it on any PC with minimum effort and no previous installers. In addition, the tool does not create new entries in the Windows registry or Start menu, leaving the disk clean after removal. Simple and straightforward interface The main window has an intuitive layout, where all you have to do is point out a folder path and establish the subfolder depth level, in order to start the scanning job. Results show the name, full path, type, target path, and date of creation for each folder. Selected entries or all information can be exported to HTML, TXT, CSV or XML format for closer inspection. In addition, you can use a search function when dealing with large amounts of data. Performance and conclusion NTFSLinksView does not put a strain on computer performance, since it runs on low CPU and RAM. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation, as the app did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. Thanks to its intuitive layout and overall simplicity, NTFSLinksView can be handled by all user levels..
Starting from Windows Vista, Microsoft uses symbolic links and junction points of NTFS file system in order to make changes in the folders structure of Windows and keep the compatibility of applications written for older versions of Windows. The NTFSLinksView application was developed to be a small utility that will display a list of all symbolic links and junctions in the specified folder, and their target paths. It also allows you to save the symbolic links / junctions list into text / html / xml / csv file. NTFSLinksView doesn’t require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file – NTFSLinksView.exe When you run NTFSLinksView, the main window displays the list of all NTFS symbolic links/junction points in your profile folder. If you want to view the NTFS links in other folders, simply type the folder path in the top text-box and press enter (or click the ‘Go’ button). Command-Line Options: /folder Load NTFSLinksView with the specified folder. /stext Save the list of NTFS links into a regular text file. /stab Save the list of NTFS links into a tab-delimited text file. /scomma Save the list of NTFS links into a comma-delimited text file (csv). /stabular Save the list of NTFS links into a tabular text file. /shtml Save the list of NTFS links into HTML file (Horizontal). /sverhtml Save the list of NTFS links into HTML file (Vertical). /sxml Save the list of NTFS links into XML file.
- You can now specify environment variables (For example: %localappdata%) in the folder path to scan
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