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Did your computer fail to open a desklink file? We explain what desklink files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your desklink files.

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What is desklink file?

File that enables Windows users to create shortcuts on the desktop when right-clicking a file or folder and selecting the SendTo → Desktop (create shortcut) option; does not contain any data, but exists as an empty file that notifies Windows to display the menu option. When selecting the SendTo menu option, Windows searches a specific user folder on the system to get the list of menu items to display. For example, in Windows 7, a DESKLINK file named Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink is stored for each user in the [user]AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsSendTo directory. This notifies Windows to display a menu option for SendTo → Desktop (create shortcut) for that specific user. Other examples of SendTo menu option files include .ZFSENDTOTARGET for creating compressed .ZIP folders and .MAPIMAIL for sending a file or folder via email. NOTE: Windows does not show the ".desklink" extension. DESKLINK files are supported by Windows 95 and later.

Software that will open, convert or fix desklink files

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