How to open .lnk file format?

The probably reason why you are at this website is a problem with opening .lnk file. The full name of the file is Windows File Shortcut. If the double-click on the file’s icon shows you a message that additional programs are needed to open the file, you’ll find the list of helpful programs in the bottom of the page.The developer of this format is Microsoft.

.lnk file extension (Windows File Shortcut)

Category Developer/Producer File description Popularity
System Files Microsoft Windows File Shortcut
Programs using this file extension: .lnk
ADS OS Software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Flint LinkInfo
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac with Windows installed
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver

The file extension .lnk can be used by another programs. If you have some useful information about .lnk file type that may help other users, please send them to us and we’ll update our database.

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