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Open LNK file extension

File Type: (System file)

Compatible with (WinXP, Vista and Win7)

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File extension errors generally occur when the appropriate program is not installed in your system or your registry may be corrupt. You can either

Notes about the .LNK file extension:

.LNKLNK file extension is used in Microsoft Windows for shortcuts to local files. LNK files allow accessing any program, document, resource or website quickly. LNK file stores information about the location of resource shortcut links. File extension errors generally occur when the appropriate program is not installed in your system. Scan your system to identify and fix LNK file extension errors.

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Compatible with Window XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10

Detailed information for file extension LNK :

Primary association: Windows

Company: Microsoft Corporation

Mime type: application/x-ms-shortcut

Identifying characters Hex: 4C 00 00 00 01 14 02 00 00 00 00 00 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 46

Program ID: lnkfile

Reference: LNK on Wikipedia , view more extensions

File type LNK's association with other applications are:

  • Advanced Revelation (Database File) by Revelation Software

    LNK files are the network compatible database files for Revelation E through Rev G2.B. Related links: Sprezzatura Group Technical Support

  • Linker File
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))
  • XNBC V8 Biological Neural Network Simulation Workstation (Link Configuration File)

    A .LNK file is the link configuration file that contains all the parameters of the network architecture: number of nuclei (or clusters), link between them and inside them, etc. It is used by the simulator and the visualization tool. Related links: XNBC V8 User Manual

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