A symlink file extension is related to Symbolic link files that stores reference to another file or directory.

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SYMLINK file - Symbolic link

What is symlink file? How to open symlink files?

Symbolic link is a file, which contains a reference to another file or directory in the form of an absolute or relative path and that affects pathname resolution.

It is used by Unix-based operating systems, as well as by Windows in limited support.

Updated: September 5, 2018

The default software associated to symlink file type:

Unix icon

The Open Group logoUnix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The Open Group

A multi-tasking operating system for various platforms, the first version of UNIX was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.symlink files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to other formats.

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

  • Others symlink file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with symlink file - Symbolic link

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use symlink file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open symlink file actions.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Linux/Unix:

Main software associated with symlink file by default:
Unix small icon Unix
Other suggested software:
FreeBSD small icon FreeBSD
NetBSD small icon NetBSD
Linux operating systems small icon Linux operating systems

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