Apologies that this explanation is so long. My Windows 10 laptop has a small (SSD) C: Drive and 1 TB additional D: drive. iTunes uses an obscene amount of space and necessitates installing only the program itself into C: drive and everything else into D: drive, using a symbolic link to trick iTunes into placing all of my assorted Apple devices backup files in D: drive. I had this working perfectly for 2 years or so, since I was forced to migrate to a laptop with 2 drives and Windows 10 and had to figure out how to manage it all. A week ago today (Mon.) I backed up my iPhone XS Max to iTunes as I've done before and then used the encrypted iTunes backup to set up my new iPhone 12 Pro Max and everything went well, as it has with every new iPhone set up using the same method since 2010. The next day (Tues) I opened iTunes to make a backup of my new iPhone because I'd made a few changes in the past 24 hours. The backup process went on for more than an hour before I killed the process. Opening iTunes to look at the listings of saved backups (I had done this the nite before also), all of the saved backups were gone! That field was completely blank. Monday overnite there was a Windows 10 Update. I'm thinking that it broke my symbolic link. This brings me to my question. I used the line below in a Command Window to create the original link. I thought perhaps I could do it again and fix the problem but I get an error message that it already exists, even though it's not operative. I found the second command to remove the link but I'm unsure of the exact way to write it. Would I use the original wording except instead of MkLink use rmdir and the rest of the path? I'm not educated in this stuff. Will that even accomplish what I need or am I going to have to buy a new laptop? ORIGINAL WORKING SYMBOLIC LINK MkLink /J "%AppData%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" "D:\MobileSync\Backup" SUGGESTED ENTRY IN COMMAND WINDOW TO REMOVE LINK IN ORDER TO RECREATE AFTER RESTARTING PC "rmdir <link to directory name>" I need some help, please. Will someone do my homework for me so I can return to proper working order? This is upsetting.