Notes about the ED2K file extension:
Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.
The ED2K file type is primarily associated with 'eDonkey' by MetaMachine. eDonkey is an application that allows you to share and download files with other people across the globe. This filetype is hosted by webmasters so that users of eDonkey can automatically download files from their website through the filesharing client thereby reducing the load on their webserver. eDonkey comes with an IE plugin that checks for .ED2K files. Note: MetaMachine was sued by the RIAA for copyright and settled the suit in Sept 2006. The software is no longer available for download and it's further use is discouraged.
Detailed information for file extension ED2K:
Primary association: eDonkey
File classification: TextIdentifying characters
Hex: 65 64 32 6B 3A 2F 2F 7C 66 69 6C 65 7C , ASCII: ed2k://|file|
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database
Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.