# File System - Hard link (Alias)

File alias.

By contrast, a soft link (symbolic link) on such file systems is not a link to a file itself, but to a file name. This creates aliasing, but in a different way. Unlike a hard link, a symbolic link can link to any file on any computer.

## 3 - Operating System

### 3.1 - Windows

Windows shortcut are not symbolic link

C:\Users\gerard>mklink

/D      Creates a directory symbolic link.  Default is a file
refers to.
mklink /H "D:\workspace\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.runtime"
"D:\svn\Config\Eclipseorg.eclipse.core.runtime"