I hate to answer my own questions because it means I wasn't done researching when I asked...
You can use fsutil to do this:
fsutil reparsepoint delete c:\c_test
I suspect there is a more obvious solution. Please share if you know.
"uSlackr" <Gmartin@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:#$WZEEpGKHA.1252@xxxxxx
> I was doing some testing with mklink today. I'm looking to move a
> (non-system) folder from C: to my new data drive. I used mklink /j
> C:\c_test e:\e_test to create a link. I noticed that when I deleted
> c:\test, the contents of e:\test were also deleted. I expected this given
> the definition of hard link. I was confused that e:\Test was not also
> But, my real question is, once I create a hard link, how can I remove it
> without deleting the target? In my example, how can I remove C:\c_test
> without removing E:\e_test.