LNK File Extension

File Type

Windows Format Shortcut




System Files





Information about the LNK file extension

LNK is the extension given to files that are used in 3 operating systems such as: Linux, Mac OS, Windows. The LNK extension was originally developed for the CrossOver application. This is a program taken by CodeWeavers Inc.. Additionally, LNK files can be handled by applications like Microsoft Windows, Parallels Desktop.

The data in the LNK files are saved in the manner characteristic for System Files. The LNK file extension can also be found in 323 in other file types and may not be supported by CrossOver or similar programs. The Windows Format Shortcut file format and the CrossOver program were developed by Microsoft. This particular Windows Format Shortcut file was most likely generated by the CrossOver program. LNK detailed description

Tools that you can use to work with LNK files

LNK File Extension

What is a(n) LNK file??

The LNK file is an extension of Windows that stores the path to your favorite shortcuts, like for instance to your desktop or to your webpage.

These shortcuts are also called "link files" because they point out the link of a file on your system. The LNK file may be opened by double-clicking on it with the mouse or by way of an application's shortcut menu.

LNK File Tools

What tools are we dealing with?

We provide some of the most important tools for working with the LNK file. They will help you use your LNK file in the way you want. You will be able to open, preview, edit or convert your LNK file.

LNK File Opener

One of the most used tools is LNK opener. Here's how to easily open your LNK file. Opening the LNK file allows you not only to view its contents, but also to perform various processes and changes to the file.

LNK File Viewer

LNK Viewer is a type of tool that will allow you to preview the content of a LNK file online, without installing any specialized software. Just go to the link provided and select your file. Next, our system will try to view the contents of the LNK file.

LNK File Converter

If you cannot perform all the operations on the LNK file, you can convert it to a different format. After converting the file to a different format, you may have the option of using additional options for working with the LNK file.

LNK File Editor

LNK editor helps in the process of editing the data in our file. It may happen that you will not have the full edit option and you will need to install software dedicated to making changes to the LNK file. Check out our LNK file editor page and learn about the possibilities



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