That's what it sounds like to me also, but moving or "redirecting" files isn't what symbolic links(or "shortcuts" to use Windows-speak), do. Creating a symbolic link doesn't move or relocate any of your files it just creates a link between two directories. All your stuff will still be accessible from either disk path. If you want to move a bunch of files from one directory to another, and not have them available from the old path, then you don't want a symbolic link. You just want to move the files.
I use symlinks on my workstation here when setting up local dev sites. The document root is set to a directory in /var/www/ and symlinked to a directory in my home folder which contains all my client projects. That way I can move and shuffle around projects as needed without having to mess with apache.
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