What program should be used to open the file



.lnk file extension

There are several reasons that can cause problems with opening the .lnk file on your device. Some of them appear much more frequently.

  • The first most common problem is the lack of an installed software (in the correct version) that supports .lnk file. Browse the programs installed on your device, and make sure you have one of the programs from the list that you see below. If you do not have any of these programs, simply download and install one of them . When you install a new program just double click on the .lnk file with which you had the problem and select the newly installed software as the default software to support the file.
  • Another frequently encountered cause is incorrect association of the .lnk file with a program designed to support it. This problem can also be solved easily. Try this page and follow the instructions. But remember to make sure that you have installed at least one of the programs from the list below . To make the .lnk file open up properly, you must associate it with one of them.

Types of files with the .lnk extension in our database

  • 1. Windows File Shortcut

    Category System Files
    Developer Microsoft
    Popularity Popularity

    • Microsoft Windows
    • Flint LinkInfo
    • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac with Windows installed
    • CodeWeavers CrossOver
    • CodeWeavers CrossOver

File association with the application to support it is carried out by the file extension. If, for example a .lnk file is associated with one of the applications from the list, then when you double click on the file, the operating system will run this application and open the .lnk file.

In addition, you can find on the site addresses of all required software for .lnk files. We try to provide addresses to the sites of manufacturers, so that appropriate programs could be downloaded from the most reliable source.

For some files, different software supports running the file, editing it, and even saving the data in a .lnk file, which makes working with the file difficult. That is why we created a continuously updated database to which we add information about the particular software. You also can develop our database by using the form included on the site.

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