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    Junction Point Behavior

    In order to reduce the amount of storage used on my SSD, I used a junction point to move backups of my Apple products created by iTunes to another drive. (C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup) These backups are huge storage hogs. I was successful or so I thought.

    I noticed recently that the storage used on my SSD was suddenly up and upon exploring the cause, I found that the backup files for my Apple products are now in both places: on my SSD where the backup junction point is location AND on the other drive where moved them and to which the junction point is directed. And they are exact copies of each other. I deleted the ones on my SSD and the ones on the destination drive disappeared as well.

    What am I missing? Why would the files appear in both places?

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    WSC,

    There was only a single copy of the files. The Junction Point makes them look like they are on the C: but the physical location is the drive folder where you copied them. I'd look for another reason for the increased space usage on your SSD. HTH
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    MMM. I used DiskPie to research where my usage was and it flagged these as the source, but I believe what you say.

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