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SLK file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .slk file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .slk file?
  • What program do I need to open a .slk file?
  • How can the .slk file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .slk files to another format?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .slk?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .slk extension?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.slk file extension details

Symbolic Link Spreadsheet

Symbolic Link Spreadsheet .slk file icon
SLK file is a Symbolic Link Spreadsheet. Symbolic Link (SYLK) is a Microsoft file format typically used to exchange data between applications, specifically spreadsheets.
Category: Data files
Application: Microsoft Office Excel
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: 0x49, 0x44
Magic string: ID
Sample: -
SLK aliases:
syl, sylk
SLK related links:
SLK related extensions:
Microsoft Excel Worksheet

Microsoft Excel 2007 Document

Microsoft Excel 2007 Document

Excel Markup Language

Microsoft Excel 2007 Custom Chart Template

Microsoft Excel HTML Spreadsheet

Other types of files may also use the .slk file extension.

.slk file converters

.slk converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .slk files to other formats:


For example, using the softwares above, a .slk file can be converted into one of the following formats:

123, 602, bmp, cgm, csv, dbf, dif, doc, docm, docx, dot, dotm, dotx, dxf, emf
.slk file extension error

The .slk file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

xlk, clk, spk, slu, slm, slj, skl, sk, lsk, zlk, elk, wlk, smk, slo, sll

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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open .slk file

Can't open a .slk file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .slk file association, check the FAQ.

.slk file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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.slk file extension

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