3.53. AFS Mount Points and Symlinks are Reparse Points

The IFS redirector driver represents all AFS mount points and AFS symlinks as reparse points within the file system name space using a Microsoft assigned tag value. Tools that are OpenAFS reparse point aware can create, query and remove AFS symlinks and mount points without requiring knowledge of AFS pioctls. The explorer shell will be able to delete a mount point or symlink as part of a recursive directory tree removal without crossing into the reparse point target.

The Explorer Shell displays Symlinks and Mount Points using overlay icons.