Link Shell Extension is a free tool which enables Windows users to use hard links or symbolic links, something UNIX users have been doing for eons.
The advantages of linking files and directories are vast and can even be useful for backing up files or simply providing your PC with a little assistance when finding a file.
Link Shell Extension installs on your system and then adds some options to the Windows Explorer context menus. From there, you can select the link source and then link a file or folder to another location, perhaps an external or second internal hard drive with your mouse.
Overdoing it with links can sometimes be a hassle, but for those with correct knowledge of using symlinks, it's a great tool and thus we highly recommend Link Shell Extension to seasoned UNIX users or to mainstream Windows users who may like to save time and space.Features and highlights
Link Shell Extension is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from file organizer software without restrictions. Link Shell Extension 126.96.36.199 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this hardlink creator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Link Shell Extension may be available from Hermann Schinagl. This download is distributed as HardLinkShellExt_win32.exe and HardLinkShellExt_X64.exe.
We have tested Link Shell Extension 188.8.131.52 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.