NTFS Junctions FTW

At work today, for some odd reason, I couldn’t write to my USB drive after noon, the computer spitting out access denied errors.  Took out the drive and reinserted, with the same effect.  I somewhat suspect the draconian IT dudes did something about my (maybe it affects others, I dunno) write access to removable storage (FYI, their security is rather draconian – I couldn’t even change the DPI settings of the screen, which was wrong and screwing up some displays; a number of work mates also have been complaining about not being able to access the calendar, cause access to that is denied).  Though, it’s a little odd, since I could write to it in the morning, and I didn’t log out through lunch.

I did, however, notice that I could change the label of the drive, so it didn’t appear to be a complete write block.  With nothing better to do, I decided to see what would happen if I set up an NTFS junction point on the C: drive to the USB drive.

Surprisingly, I could write to the USB drive through this junction.   Can’t say much more, but junctions FTW.

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