Virtual folders and files

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h1. Virtual folders and files
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Working with Repositories in ArmA.
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"Wiki: NTFS junction point":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point
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h2. Vista mklink
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"Home site":http://itsvista.com/2007/03/mklink/
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h2. Link Shell Extension
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"Home site":http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html
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LSE adds *Hardlinks* and *Junctions* to XP and Vista. In short both allow making a file (HL)
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or a folder and its content (Junction) available a second or x location on your hard drive
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without piratically no more HDD space used.
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The basic idea is to offer a second link to the same _HDD sector_. So while the file/folder is
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NOT duplicated, it is made available to the OS more times in different locations.
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An example of benefit is to use hardlinks for pbos instead of copying one and the same file
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x-times into each modfolder. One time HDD space use vs x-times.
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A second example is to make an arma campaign folder from any source available to the required
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@.\arma\campaigns@ folder.
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*LSE offers a very simple and enjoyable drag and drop mechanism*
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*(RMB pick link source -> drop link as .. at the target location)*.
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!picklinksource.png!
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!drophardlinkbackground.png!
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!submenue.png!
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!dropjunction.png!
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!junctionoverlay.png!