File Type : Internet Location
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)
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"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.
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Shortcut file referenced by Web browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE), Apple Safari, and Google Chrome; contains information for a Web URL; also sometimes contains a reference to the favicon.ico icon file, which is displayed as the icon for the shortcut file.
URL files open an Internet location, such as a Web address, in the user's default browser. Usually the shortcut location can be viewed 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 address from your browser window onto your desktop. It will create a URL file that will open the address when double-clicked. If you drag the URL address to your desktop on a Mac, it will create a .WEBLOC file instead.
Here is an example of data contained in a URL file:
NOTE: Microsoft Windows does not display the ".url" file extension even though it exists in the filename. Therefore, URL files saved using Windows Web browsers will appear with only the filename prefix.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.
Software that can be used to open URLfiles: