An syk file extension is related to the Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet editor. An syk file contains Microsoft Excel Symbolic Link data.

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SYK file extension - Microsoft Excel Symbolic Link format

What is syk file? How to open syk files?

File type specification:

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syk file icon: syk filetype icon

The syk file extension is associated with Microsoft Excel. The SYLK stands for a Symbolic Link, which is a Microsoft file format typically used to exchange data between applications, specifically spreadsheets. Some earlier version of Microsoft Excel used to have the .syk file file extension, the more common file extension used today is the .slk.

From within a spreadsheet data can be exported in the SYLK format. Comprised of only ASCII characters, it is easily created and processed by other applications, such as databases.

Microsoft does not publish a SYLK specification. Variants of the format are supported by Multiplan, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Works,, and Gnumeric.

The default software associated to open syk file:

Microsoft Excel icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Excel  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A popular spreadsheet application distributed with Microsoft Office suite, Excel is offers calculating, contains graphing tools, pivot tables and own programming language based on Visual Basic.

Excel supports charts, graphs or histograms generated from specified groups of cells. Excel also can change data between other Microsoft Office applications. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X (macOS) and various mobile platforms.

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). Microsoft Office for Windows is distributed in four editions for Home, Academic and corporate sector.

Help how to open:

Probably not meant to be accessed by the user.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .syk 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 syk file, edit syk file, convert syk file, view syk file, play syk file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with syk file - Microsoft Excel Symbolic Link format

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel uses syk file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with syk file by default:
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