File Extension LNK

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File Extension LNK

LNK files are commonly known as Windows shortcuts. They are used to refer to local files or remote urls.

Besides containing location of target resource LNK file contains information about how to execute it. For example it can have properties like "Start In" folder, compatibility mode, administrator mode, etc.

To view information in LNK file in Windows you can press right mouse button on a LNK file and select Properties from popup menu. This will display information that Windows operating system can recognize from LNK file.

Since information in LNK file is encoded in binary format it is impossible to read information inside it without special tools. So the best way to figure out what is inside LNK file is to use Windows Explorer and Properties dialog for the file. In Properties dialog you will find everything encoded in LNK file including Target file, Target location, Comment, Administative Mode.

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If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.


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  File Shortcut
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