I have used hard links abundantly in Linux, but had never tried or had the need for a hard link in windows. Today I came across an application that I needed to use, but wanted to put the data directory in a specific directory that syncs and is available to my other pcs in the LAN. Hmm...I figured there must be "hard link" in windows and started looking for it. Actually there is an option to create a hard link in windows and the application that wasn't working with a shortcut or the symbolic link before , just worked with hard link........yay ! So I am keeping this here as a reference, as well as if someone runs into this later, on how to create a hard link in windows :)
mklink "c:\source\dir" "e:\dest\dir"