.lnk

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batrot
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.lnk

Post by batrot » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:15 pm

What is the purpose of the small files with the ".lnk" extension?

I have more than 5700 of them, some dating back almost two years.

Do I need them? Would it hurt anything or slow down "everything.exe" to delete them?

I did a cursory search of the links for help, (not every link), but didn't seen anything that looked like this question.

Thanks for whatever info you can provide,

Bob

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Re: .lnk

Post by NotNull » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:37 pm

.lnk files are shortcut files. They make up the startmenu and the icons on your desktop, among othr things

Right-click a .lnk and choose Properties to find out where this shortcut is pointing to.

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