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.slk File Extension

Developer: Microsoft
File type: Symbolic Link File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .slk. Files with the file extension .slk can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .slk files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .slk file?

A symbolic link file is integrated with source code compilation, data exportation and importation functionalities developed by Microsoft. These symbolic link files are also implemented with encoding specifications also proprietary to Microsoft as well as ANSI text formatting standards, and these encoding standards are used for saving these symbolic link files in the SLK format. Affixed with the .slk extension, these symbolic link files are used for storing and transferring data from different supported databases. The data stored in these symbolic link files are separated by semicolons, and the different content types that can be saved in these symbolic link files may include text, statistical and numerical data. These pieces of text data and statistical or numerical content are separated in different cells, rows and columns as defined by the semicolons which create these data field divisions. Complicated mathematical and statistical formulas and computations are saved in these symbolic link files using SYLK codes.

how to open a .slk file?

Launch a .slk file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .slk file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .slk files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .slk file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .slk file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .slk file association errors

applications that open a .slk file

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services, released by Microsoft on August 1, 1989 for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Originally, the first version of Microsoft Office contained Microsoft Word, a word processor and was previously considered the main program in Office; Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program that originally competed with the dominant Lotus 1-2-3; and Microsoft PowerPoint, a popular presentation program for Windows and Mac.; a marketing term for a bundled set of applications. As years passed by, Office applications have grown significantly closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) data integration and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand. The current versions are Office 2010 for Windows, released on June 15, 2010; and Office 2011 for Mac OS X, released October 26, 2010.The new Office 2013 (version 15 of the Office suite) is reported to be released around December 2012.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .slk files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .slk. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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