.GLINK File Extension

A .GLINK file is a Google Drive External File Shortcut, created by Google.

Open with Any text editor. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .GLINK file?

A .GLINK file is a special type of file that acts like a shortcut or a link to a document or a webpage that isn't stored on Google Drive itself but somewhere else on the internet. Think of it as a bookmark that takes you directly to something online, like a video, document, or website, without having to store the actual file in your Google Drive space. These .GLINK files are usually made using apps that work with Google Drive or extensions for the Google Chrome web browser.

To open a .GLINK file, you have several options. Since it's essentially a link, you can use any basic text editor (like Notepad on Windows, TextEdit on Mac, or any similar program) to open the file and see the URL or web address it points to. However, to make full use of the .GLINK file and to directly access the content it links to, you should use Google Drive for Desktop or access Google Drive through a web browser. If you're using a Chromebook or have the Chrome OS, the operating system is designed to recognize and handle these files seamlessly, allowing you to access the linked content easily.

In summary, .GLINK files are convenient shortcuts to external content for Google Drive users, and they can be opened or accessed using very simple tools like text editors for viewing the link, or more directly through Google Drive on the desktop, web, or Chrome OS for accessing the linked content.


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