How do I tell if a folder is actually a symlink and how do I fix it if it's broken?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – How do I tell if I have a symlink, a shortcut of some sort, or a folder in Linux? Please see following screenshot. As you can see, the ls command lists objects where some are colored in dark blue while others are colored light blue (cyan). What are these cyan colored objects? Are these actual symbolic links? As you can see, I cannot cd to the one called hdd. root@dm500hd:/# cd hdd -sh: cd: can't cd to hdd I think it has to redirect to /media/hdd and I have noticed that the hdd folder is missing. Is there a way to fix this? Update: Here are results of the ls -al command. As you can (HowTos)