How to Restore LNK Files

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How to Restore LNK Files
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LNK files are system files mainly associated with Windows. Windows uses LNK files as references to original files, according to, an online database of file extensions. If you have deleted a LNK file by accident, you can recover it and use it from its original location.

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LNK files contain shortcuts for computer locations, folders, web addresses or file names. Moreover, a LNK file will usually have the appearance of the original file, except for a curled arrow in the corner of the icon.

Restoring the Deleted File

To restore a deleted LNK file, simply go to your computer desktop and open the "Recycle Bin." Then type "LNK" in the search bar, and all your deleted LNK files will appear. Right-click on the file you wish to recover and click on "Restore." This process will restore your LNK file to its original location.


To open a LNK file just double-click on it. If, despite doing this, your LNK file won't open, you should run a registry scan to check for errors, as you might have a damaged computer registry.

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