How to open LNK file?

What is LNK file extension?

LNK files are specific to Windows operating systems. These are so-called shortcuts whose contents are defined destination addresses. Such elements can be files with documents, files launching the application, folders or website addresses. This makes it easier for the user to access computer resources that are important to him. Depending on the target, when you run the shortcut, the corresponding application starts or the document opens in its associated program.

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Programs that support LNK file

Programs for Windows system
Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
Programs for Mac OS system
Parallels Desktop Parallels Desktop
Programs for Linux system
CrossOver CrossOver
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the LNK file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the LNK file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the LNK file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the LNK file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the LNK file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the LNK file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).