Why can’t I create a junction with Dropbox?

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Had to relink my Dropbox after some problems and realized that my old Dropbox folder is “My Dropbox” and the new is “Dropbox”. I went ahead and renamed the folder so I wouldn’t have to download all of my files over and it merged nicely, taking forever to index though.

The problem now is that tons of program configurations and shortcuts are broken after the rename so I need to create a junction. However, this is what happens:

C:>mklink /J “C:UsersCraigMy Dropbox” “C:UsersCraigDropbox”

Cannot create a file when that file already exists.

What can I do?


When Creating a Junction the initial Folder cannot exist
"C:UsersCraigMy Dropbox"
mklink likes to create this itself

Very useful information on understanding mklink http://www.maxi-pedia.com/mklink

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