Surprisingly, all the good Windows features are hidden, undocumented and hard to find. It took me nearly a decade to accidentally find out that Windows has symbolic links. They are called NTFS Junction Points. However their support is limited to directory links, and the usage is a bit weird.
Oh, and you have to install Windows Resource Kit to get the functionality. You can download it from any of these locations:
The command you want is linkd. Let's take it for a spin.
The sandbox contains a directory named
To create a symbolic link named
symlinkedthat points to
original, the command is
linkd symlinked original. In POSIX it would be
ln -s original symlinked.
symlinkedshows as "junction". The other behavior is like a plain folder. In explorer you cannot tell the difference between the two.
To delete the symlink use
delwill attempt to remove the files from original directory.