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What is File Extension LNK?

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Windows cannot open LNK files?
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  1. You do not have the appropriate program installed.
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File Format Type: LNK

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Common File Extension Variations: lnk, LNK

Author: Microsoft

Files with the LNK extension identify a file shortcut or link to an original set of files. The LNK files are shortcuts created in the directory where the original is stored. LNK files may be created by clicking the 'create shortcut' tab in Windows. LNK files can be opened and edited using compatible Windows software.LNK files can store properties that define how the applications functions and they may be modified by clicking the 'properties' icon. The LNK files are link to an application such as EXE file.

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