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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-45344

Qt doesn't treat junction points as symlinks.

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      On Windows, junction points are not considered to be symlinks. This caused users of MSYS2 (which uses the Qt Installer Framework) to lose files from their %USERPROFILE% folder (which they'd junctioned to from their MSYS2 home folder) during uninstallation since removal of the installation folder would cause the target of junction points to also be deleted.

      I also had to make a subsequent change to Qt IFW for this which I will submit for review later.

      An old bug about this issue is QTBUG-20431

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              Assignee:
              vhilshei Volker Hilsheimer
              Reporter:
              raydonnelly Ray Donnelly
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