DESKLINK file format description

Many people share .desklink files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .desklink file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .desklink files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.desklink - Windows Desktop Shortcut

The DESKLINK other files are related to Microsoft Windows. The DESKLINK file is a Windows Desktop Shortcut.

Microsoft Windows
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Windows Desktop Shortcut related extensions:
Hollywood Plugin
MS-DOS DVD Reader Driver
Light-O-Rama Product Firmware
Belkin Router Firmware Update
ADP v6 Application
Corel Writing Tools File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .desklink file extension. Even harmful programs can create .desklink files. Be especially cautious with .desklink files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .desklink file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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