URLfile extension

URL Shortcut File
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Have trouble opening the .url extension? Don't panic! This page explains url files and suggests programs you may use to open url files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is URL file?

A URL file is a shortcut file that can be saved to the computer with any website address. URL files commonly contain web addresses and are essential to access web pages. You can open these files by double-clicking. After that, the URL will open the website in the browser and see the page.

Additional information

If you are a Windows user, you can create a URL file by dragging the address from your web browser to your desktop. URL files are saved in plain text format and can be opened in any text editor, for example, Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit.


How to open URL file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the url extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the url file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the url file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open URL files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your url file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.