.SYK File Extension
- Developer by: Microsoft Corporation
- Category: Spreadsheet and workbook Files
What is an .SYK file?
.SYK is Microsoft Excel Symbolic Link format
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, OpenOffice.org, and Gnumeric.