Home : File Types : SNK File

.SNK File Extension

File TypeStrong Name Key File

3.3 (3 Votes)
CategoryEncoded Files

What is an SNK file?

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.

More Information

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.

Open over 300 file formats with File Viewer Plus.

Programs that open SNK files

Updated 12/1/2014

About SNK Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.snk suffix is and how to open it.

The Strong Name Key file type, file format description, and Windows programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and only publish information about file formats that we have tested and validated.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.