Should Junctions and SymbolicLinks created with the mklink command be an alias?

I created some Junctions and SymbolicLinks using mklink… then I created a folderitem for each using getTrueFolderItem… but their alias property is false. Does anyone else think it should be true? Aren’t these files just different types of shortcuts?


symlinks and Junctions are NTFS file system objects that point to other file system objects. Applications won’t usually know they have accessed a symlink as the path is resolved by the file system driver.

Shortcuts are physical files on the disk.

The WindowsJunctionMBS module may help with creating links on Windows.
HardLinksForFile was added recently to list files linking to a file.

It’s in MBS Xojo Win Plugin.