The LNK File Extension
System Files: Windows File Shortcut
File extensions tell Windows which programs are used to open different types of files. Common file extensions include .txt, .doc, .jpeg, etc. Windows stores information about each file extension (including File Extension LNK) in the Windows Registry.
If you receive errors when trying to open LNK files, it could be for the following reasons:
Missing Host Application: Windows doesn't have a default application that is capable of opening, reading and rendering information embedded using the LNK file specification.
Corrupt File Type Association: The default host application may exist for LNK file type but its file association with LNK files was corrupted in Windows Registry.
We recommend that you download and install PC Health Advisor to fix both types of issues:
Identify and install Host Application: PC Health Advisor scans your PC, identifies the missing host application for LNK files, and provides you with the most up-to-date copy of the host application.
Repair File Type Association: PC Health Advisor repairs corrupt file type associations so that LNK files can always be opened and viewed correctly afterwards.
All about file extension LNK:
This file extension needs further investigation, so please give us a few more days to provide you with an accurate answer. In the meanwhile, we strongly recommend that you download and install PC Health Advisor which would most likely solve your problem in no time at all.
Company / software developer:
File identification strings:
- ND5 - Renamed NDS File
- OOK - Arachne Batch Script
- PAKM - PAKM Package File
- REDIR - Spotify Executable Redirect File
- SECURE - Septium Secure Document
- SHA256 - FileVerifier++ SHA-256 Hashes File
- SRG - Ketron Single Registration File
- TCZ - Tiny Core File
- UNK - Unknown File
- URR - Uniface Signatures File