After trying to find the built-in ability for creating symbolic links in Windows XP Home Edition, (there is not), I finally ran into the Junction tool from SysInternals:
This worked well! I also found Winbolic Link:
But, didn't test this out. I also thought about doing it in Cygwin, but I wanted to move "My Documents" to a larger partition, so didn't think that Windows would honor the symlinks created in Cygwin...
BTW, "folder redirection", which is what I assume is the built-in tool for creating symlinks in Windows, only comes with versions that can join a domain, as it is controlled by group policy. (Home and Media Center are not designed for joining domains, though there appears to be a way around this:
With a little side of applesauce...
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