[Tutor] making a shortcut in windows

eryksun eryksun at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 12:31:43 CEST 2012

On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM, Garry Willgoose
<Garry.Willgoose at newcastle.edu.au> wrote:
> I want to put a shortcut onto the desktop in windows (XP and later) in
> AttributeError: function 'CreateSymbolicLinkW' not found

A simple search for "msdn CreateSymbolicLink" leads to the following page:


Scroll down to the requirements, and you'll see that
CreateSymbolicLink was added to Kernel32 (and NTFS) in Windows Vista
(NT 6.x). Kernel32 in Windows XP (NT 5.x) doesn't have that function;
hence the AttributeError.

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