Did you find or received LNK file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is LNK file extension and how you can open it.

What is a LNK file ext?

This type of file creates a link to a program or application, from another location. For example links might make MS Word, or a particular file you are using on it, accessible from your desk top. Although the concept of links to files, or applications, exists on the Mac OS, in practice the .LNK is particular to Windows which is the operating system that can open it.

How to open a LNK file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like LNK. When you double click on the LNK file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received LNK files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with LNK files

Scan the file
Before trying to open LNK files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Unable to open LNK files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open LNK file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to LNK by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many LNK file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension LNK you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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