.DESKLINK File Extension
File TypeDesktop Shortcut
What is a DESKLINK file?
File that enables Windows users to create shortcuts on the desktop when right-clicking a file or folder and selecting the option; does not contain any data, but exists as an empty file that notifies Windows to display the menu option.
When selecting the Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink is stored for each user in the [user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo\ directory. This notifies Windows to display a menu option for for that specific user.menu option, Windows searches a specific user folder on the system to get the list of menu items to display. For example, in Windows 7, a DESKLINK file named
NOTE: Windows does not show the ".desklink" extension. DESKLINK files are supported by Windows 95 and later.