overviewTime: Dec. 5, 2016 From: SCDKeySymlinks is “virtual” files or folders which reference a physical file or folder located elsewhere, and is an important feature built in to many operating systems, including Linux and Windows. The windows NTFS file system has supported symlinks since Windows Vista. However, it hasn’t been easy for Windows developers to create symlinks. In our efforts to continually improve the Windows Developer experience we’re fixing this! Starting with windows 10 Insiders build 14972, symlinks can be created without needing to elevate the console as administrator. This will allow developers, tools and projects, that previously struggled to work effectively on windows due to symlink issues, to behave just as efficiently and reliably as they do on Linux or OSX.