How to open a file with .lnk extension?

File Type : System file type
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .lnk file

Searching for the right program to open .lnk files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.


What is .lnk file extension?

The LNK or LINK file is a shortcut used by Windows as a reference to an original file which is similar to an alias on the Mac platform. The LNK files contain the filename, shortcut target type, location, and it also specifies the program which opens the target file and an optional shortcut key. These files usually use the same icon as their target file, however, a small curled arrow is added to indicate that the file is pointing to another location. Making changes to the LNK files may cause Windows desktop icons to change or disappear.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open lnkfiles:

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