SLK file format description
Many people share .slk files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .slk file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .slk files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.slk - Symbolic Link Spreadsheet
The SLK data files are related to Microsoft Office Excel. SLK file is a Symbolic Link Spreadsheet. Symbolic Link (SYLK) is a Microsoft file format typically used to exchange data between applications, specifically spreadsheets.
- Microsoft Office Excel
- Data files
- 0x49, 0x44 / ID
- syl, sylk
- Symbolic Link Spreadsheet related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .slk file extension. Even harmful programs can create .slk files. Be especially cautious with .slk files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .slk 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .slk file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
clk, slj, wlk, xlk, spk, slu, slm, skl, sk, lsk, zlk, elk, smk, slo, sll
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
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- Unknown SLJ File
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- PowerBASIC Static Link Library
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