LNK files are system files mainly associated with Windows. Windows uses LNK files as references to original files, according to FileInfo.com, 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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