File Extension Library


.SYMLINK File Extension

  • Developer by: The Open Group
  • Category: Settings, options, themes or skins Files

What is an .SYMLINK file?

.SYMLINK file extension is created by The Open Group. .SYMLINK has been classified as Settings, options, themes or skins Files.

.SYMLINK is Symbolic link

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.


How to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.symlink files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to other formats.

How to Open .SYMLINK file on different platforms

Open .SYMLINK File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SYMLINK
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SYMLINK file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SYMLINK files" Press "Ok"

Open .SYMLINK File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SYMLINK file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SYMLINK File on Linux

Right click on the .SYMLINK file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SYMLINK File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SYMLINK file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SYMLINK File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SYMLINK files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SYMLINK files

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