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.GLINK File Extension

File TypeGoogle Drive External File Shortcut

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CategoryMisc Files

What is a GLINK file?

File used by Google Drive cloud storage service; created by the Google Drive desktop client and contains a shortcut to a file that is linked to the Google Drive account but is stored in a non-Google Drive cloud location; acts as a shortcut and opens the referenced file in the user's Web browser when double clicked.

More Information

GLINK files are stored in the special Google Drive folder after the Google desktop client is installed. The folder automatically synchronizes all shortcuts with the Google Drive account. GLINK files are often used by third-party Drive apps for providing shortcuts to files stored outside of Google Drive.

NOTE: In 2018, the Google Drive desktop applications were discontinued but you can still access Google Drive online.

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Programs that open GLINK files

Updated 2/22/2019

About GLINK Files

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