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I just recently finished setting up my webserver using Apache, but my problem is that i want to go to folders outside my document root. In the Apache config file it mentioned using symbolic links to achieve this goal. Unfortunately i have been unable to find how to create these "symbolic links" in windows xp(the os Apache is running on). If you could tell me how to create symbolic links or if there is a better way to achieve what i am try to do i would be most appreciative.
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http://www.rekenwonder.com/linkmagic.htm

This software program will allow you to do what I think you're asking about. I use it in my file server because i don't have the money to buy one big hard drive. I use several smaller ones and i use symbolic links to show folders that are on the other hard drives as if they were all on one big hard drive. It makes it nice for viewing files from remote locations so they all appear to be in once place. It should work just fine on xp, i use it on Server 2k3.
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Use Apache alias. It is configured in the apache httpd.conf i.e c:/Program Files/Apache.../conf/httpd.conf

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod...ias.html#alias
You can add something like:
Code:
Alias /external/ C:/external/folder/
Off course you would have to add for every external folder something like this:
Code:
<Directory "C:/external/folder/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
</Directory>

Edited by metala - 7/10/08 at 6:02am
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