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Author tim.golden
Recipients John.Jefferies, christian.heimes, loewis, tim.golden, vstinner
Date 2013-10-24.08:35:40
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Just revisited this to see if I could close off. One thing occurred to me which should have come up before: this situation will be aggravated by WOW64 file redirection. 

If I run 64-bit Python on 64-bit Windows I can successfully stat links in %windir%\system32 under 3.4 and 3.3. If I run 32-bit Python on 64-bit Windows, I get the error you describe because Windows will silently redirect the 32-bit Python process towards %windir%\SysWow64 where the junction (or, possibly, its target) does not exist.

Given that I'm able to stat %windir%\system32 junctions on both versions, I'm going to close this as works-for-me. I think there's a case for a bigger-picture look at the resolution of reparse points across the stdlib but that would have to be its own issue.
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