File Extension Database

Open URL File

A URL file extension is a shortcut file that is referenced by modern web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE), Apple Safari, and Google Chrome.

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator and is the unique and specific address that is assigned to each of the resources available on the World Wide Web so that they can be located by the browser and visited by users.

That is, every time you browse the internet, the URLs go with you.

In other words, each page, each resource, is linked to a URL, because otherwise browsers would not be able to locate the information requested by the user.

URLs are essential in web searches

It contains a web URL and may also store a reference to the 'favicon.ico' icon file, which is displayed as the shortcut file icon.

URL files open an Internet location, such as a web address, in the user's default browser.

Usually, the location of the shortcut can be seen by opening the file in a text editor such as Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit.

To create a URL file in Windows, simply drag the URL from the browser window to the desktop.

A URL file will be created that will open the address on double click.

Instead, if you drag the URL to the desktop on a Mac, a .WEBLOC file will be created in its place.

For security, Microsoft Windows does not display the URL file extension even though it exists in the file name.

Therefore, URL files saved with Windows web browsers will appear with only the file name prefix.

Software to open and work with a URL file

Typical URL application file locations:

  • OpenDSLFile %1

Typical URL mime types:

  • rundll32.exe ieframe.dll

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • InternetShortcut

How Can I Open URL File on Windows

How Can I Open URL File on Mac OS

How Can I Open URL File on Android

If you downloaded a URL file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open URL File on iPhone or iPad

To open URL File on iOS device follow steps below:

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