How to remove a symbolic link?

Hello!  Hope someone can help me "undo" something!  (I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.)

I used "MKLINK" at the command prompt to create a symbolic link to my Windows Calendar file so that I could move it to my Documents folder where I could more easilly include it in my backups.  Windows Calendar works fine and pulls up my calendar, but now I get absolutely no reminders popping up.  Before I submit that issue, I want to see if removing the symbolic link and moving the calendar file back to its original home will solve the problem.

Do I simply use the command as:
      MKLINK link target
where "link" and "target" are both the original calendar file location?

By the way, I used MKLINK because I found it as the answer to someone else's question on how to move their calendar file.  If there's a better/different way to do this, let me know!

Thank you in advance!
Hi PatMW,

MKLINK cannot use to delete symbolic link. To remove a symbolic link, simply delete them as if you’re removing a normal file. Just make sure you don’t delete the original file.

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Last updated January 10, 2022 Views 348,065 Applies to: