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Symbolic link visible as a file and not folder

I created the symbolic link and that is visible as a file and not a folder. Can you please explain if something is wrong here? Also i need to use double quotes around the remote network folder. " mklink /d c:\Tempsymboliclink "\\server\Parameter" Secondly, I created a map drive on the server and thats also not visible in excel source. Why is that? Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks!
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10-06-2021 17:30:26 -0400

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Hi, If the symbolic link created is not visible as a folder then the user starting the Virtual DataPort server might not have the correct permissions for the target location. Hence, checking the user permissions for the target location will make the symbolic link to be visible as a folder. Secondly, the created map drive was not visible, might be due to the limitations of the Windows Services regarding Drive letters and the symbolic link alternative should be used. This is because assigning a letter to a network drive is not recommended when starting the Virtual DataPort server as a Windows service. For more information regarding limitations of Windows Services and Drives, take a look at the Article: [Services and Redirected Drives](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/services/services-and-redirected-drives?redirectedfrom=MSDN). For detailed solution regarding these issues, take a look at the [Troubleshooting](https://community.denodo.com/kb/en/view/document/Accessing%20network%20drives%20from%20Denodo%20Virtual%20DataPort#h.kuhvrkrziunz) section of the Knowledge Base Article **Accessing network drives from Denodo Virtual DataPort**. Hope this helps!
Denodo Team
11-06-2021 08:24:59 -0400
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