.LNK - File Extension for Shortcut Link Files

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What is LNK? LNK, short name for Link, is used as the file extension for Shortcut Link files. .LNK files are binary files that are used to store shortcut links on Windows system. No .LNK file is available.

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File Extension: .LNK

MIME Type: application/x-ms-shortcut

File Content: Shortcut Link

.LNK files are Shortcut Link files saved as binary files. Here are the first 64 bytes of a sample .LNK file, Desktop.lnk, dumped in HEX values:

4c 00 00 00 01 14 02 00 00 00 00 00 c0 00 00 00 L...............
00 00 00 46 8b 00 08 00 11 00 00 00 9f f6 c0 fd ...F............
bd cb cc 01 42 94 c9 85 92 cc cc 01 5d 6c d7 d2 ....B........l..
c8 cc cc 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 ................

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