on my small local website i must the /web directory indicate a folder on my small home windows box. I've attempted placing a shortcut there also it unsuccessful. I attempted creating an alias during my httpd.conf and that i obtain a 403 http error. Im from ideas!
The 403 error implies that for whatever reason the server process does not have permission to gain access to that folder, however it appears like you are most likely doing that alias properly.
Just ensuring, things are entirely within home windows? Whether it was linux pointing to home windows, you can
mount --bind it somewhere, or chmod it to repair the permissions problem.