Ticket #10291 (new defect)
VirtualBox 4.1.8 kills NTFS junctions?
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I run a laptop with an SSD + HDD configuration, where my Windows user profile is symlinked from the SSD to the HDD via an NTFS junction point. I just installed 4.1.8 to test out the Windows 8 Beta, and when creating the first VM I received a "Path not found" error. From that point on, almost everything in my session is hosed (no links work, services are all asking me to sign in).
I did a system restore, but my profile was still broken (Windows logged me in with a "new" profile).
I noticed that my junction point was gone (the SSD now had a real folder with only the VirtualBox files).
When I deleted that profile on the SSD and recreated the junction, my machine is back to normal.
Is it expected that VBox should blow away junctions like this?