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Is a Registry Key a File?

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    Windows 8.1

    Is a Registry Key a File?

    I have a shortcut to a control panel item that sits on the desktop. The target of this shortcut is a registry key that looks like {BA126ADB.......}. Is the key considered to be a "file" by W8.1? Can I substitute a hard link to this registry key by using MKLINK?


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    sure. Unlocking Windows 8 "God Mode" - A Useful Trick but also Mysterious Nonsense - Scott Hanselman

    It is only the same as making any other shortcut though - nothing clever or interesting.
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Is a Registry Key a File?

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