SLK File Type

- The quick facts

What are SLK files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SLK file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a SLK file?

A .SLK file is a SYLK - SYmbolic LinK Data file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open SLK files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SLK file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SLK file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SLK openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SLK files. Remember, different programs may use SLK files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted CalcUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft ExcelUser submitted
LibreOffice CalcLibreOffice CalcUser submitted
StarOffice CalcStarOffice CalcUser submitted
GnumericGnumericUser submitted BaseUser submitted
OOo4Kids CalcOOo4Kids CalcUser submitted
Complete OFFICE NumerateComplete OFFICE NumerateUser submitted

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