Does anyone know if Windows actually works right with hardlinks to files? I used DOpus to create a hardlink to a .avi file. (Copy MAKELINK=hardlink) When I double-click on the hardlink, Media Player opens, but complains that it doesn't know how to play to file. Double-clicking on the original the file plays just fine. When I use a standard shortcut, double-clicking plays the file also.
I also notice when I pull up properties for the hardlink, the summary screen says summary is unavailable. The same screen on the actual file shows info about the .avi.
If hardlinks are supposed to be nothing but directory entries to the same file, using the original or the hardlink should behave exactly the same.
I'm using DOpus 126.96.36.199.2975.x86 under Win XP patched to the latest and greatest. The partitions in question are all NTFS.
One thing that may be causing an issue is that both of the directories in question are actually part of junctions to different partitions. The source file is on F:, the destination directory is on G:, but both are being accessed via their junctions to E:. I hope that makes sense.