File Extension Library

.GLINK File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Text

What are .GLINK files and how to open them?

Can't open .GLINK file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .GLINK file.

What is a .GLINK file extension?

.GLINK file extension is created by Google. .GLINK has been classified as Misc Files. The format of .GLINK file is Text.

.GLINK is Google Drive External File Shortcut

File used by Google Drive cloud storage service; created by the Google Drive desktop client and contains a shortcut to a file that is linked to the Google Drive account but is stored in a non-Google Drive cloud location; acts as a shortcut and opens the referenced file in the user's Web browser when double clicked.

GLINK files are stored in the special Google Drive folder after the Google desktop client is installed. The folder automatically synchronizes all shortcuts with the Google Drive account.

NOTE: GLINK files are often used by third-party Drive apps for providing shortcuts to files stored outside of Google Drive.

List of all softwares that can open the Google Drive External File Shortcut
Google Drive
Google Drive
Google Drive

How to fix problems with .GLINK files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .GLINK files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .GLINK file format
  2. You need to check the .GLINK file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)