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.SNK File Extension

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File TypeStrong Name Key File

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Software key file created by Strong Name Tool (Sn.exe), a cryptographic program included with Microsoft's .NET framework; contains a public key and private key pair; used to digitally sign and authenticate an application.

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The compiler uses the private key in the SNK file along with the assembly's contents to sign the application. A single SNK file may be used by multiple applications developed by the same company.

Program(s) that open .SNK files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Strong Name Tool
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
Updated 12/1/2014