LNK File Recovery

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LNK File Recovery

What is a .LNK file?

An LNK file is a shortcut or "link" used by Windows as a reference to an original file, similar to an alias on the Macintosh platform. It contains the shortcut target type, location, and filename as well as the program that opens the target file and an optional shortcut key. The file can be created in Windows by right-clicking a file and then selecting "Create Shortcut."

How to recover lost .LNK files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important .LNK file may be deleted.

By no means should you think that the only way to recover a .LNK file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering .LNK files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover .LNK files

Looking for a way to recover files?

In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

To do it:

1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

2. The program will run an automatic scan and display all hard disks and removable drives, physical and local disks connected to this PC.

3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover files, and select analysis type.

4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder «Content-Aware Analysis» and select the required file type.

6. Select the files you have been looking for and click «Recovery».

7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

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How to open file with .LNK extension?

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Additional Information

Тип файла: Windows File Shortcut

Расширение файла: .LNK

Разработчик: Microsoft

Категория: System Files

Формат: Binary

HEX: 4C 00 00 00 01 14 02 00 00 00 00 00 C0 00 00 00

ASCII: L...........А

Programs that open LNK files

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Flint LinkInfo iconFlint LinkInfo
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HxD iconHxD
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CodeWeavers CrossOver iconCodeWeavers CrossOver
TZWorks lp iconTZWorks lp
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TZWorks lp iconTZWorks lp

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