An ed2k file extension is related to the eDonkey peer-to-peer sharing network client. An ed2k file stores download link to data.

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ED2K file extension - eDonkey download link

What is ed2k file? How to open ed2k files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

The ed2k file extension is associated with the eDonkey, a peer-to-peer sharing network. ED2K files work like the torrent files and contain link and hash to data that can be downloaded via eDonkey network.

ED2K files were used by official client called simple eDonkey. Official client developing was stopped in 2006, but eDonkey network is still used by alternative clients based on eMule project. eMule also can open the ED2K files.

The default software associated to open ed2k file:

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eMule  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

eMule is free client for ED2K (eDonkey) and Kad peer-to-peer networks. eMule is completely free of any Adware and Spyware. eMule contains intelligent searching features to make the searches much more flexible. You can chat with your eMule friends with integrated instant messaging client or via built-in IRC client. eMule is available for Microsoft Windows.

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aMule  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
aMule Project

aMule is client for ED2K and Kad peer-to-peer networks, based on eMule project. aMule has similar features to eMule, but the big advantage is that the aMule is multiplatform. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and other operating systems.

Help how to open:

Use eMule to open *.ed2k download link files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .ed2k file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 65 64 32 6B 3A 2F 2F 7C 66 69 6C 65 7C
ASCII code: ed2k://|file|

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ed2k file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ed2k file, edit ed2k file, convert ed2k file, view ed2k file, play ed2k file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Software that open ed2k file - eDonkey download link

Programs supporting the exension ed2k on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ed2k file action.

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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