How can I open LNK files on a Mac?

lakshay December 31, 2011
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How to open lnk file on Mac?

  1. Anonymous
    January 1, 2012 at 9:23 am

    if someonse emailed you a file, rhen ask the person who sent it to
    either:
    - send you the real file
    OR
    - send you the location (like, \serverdirdirfolder....) can be
    navigated by using the built in file sharing on the Mac.

    or maybe is a link to open a webpage on internet?

    also possible the link files comes when installed windows in Parallels Desktop for Mac, you need to disable Shared Profile in virtual machine's configuration (Virtual Machine > Configure...) to get rid of link.

  2. Mike
    December 31, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Well, what is this LNK file supposed to be?

    For example a common mistake is that people have a link/shortcut to some Excel or Word file on their Desktop and attach it to an email instead of the actual file [stored somewhere].

  3. Mulder
    December 31, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    You could open it in a text editor, but it won't do you any good. The LNK is a proprietary (non-standard) way to link to files on a Windows system, so opening it on a Mac is really pointless.