An url file extension is related to Uniform Resource Locator and stores internet shortcut in Windows OS.

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Software that open url file

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URL file extension - Internet Shortcut - URL - Uniform Resource Locator

What is url file? How to open url files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

Email attachment blocked file type icon Email attachment blocked file type

url file icon: url filetype icon

The url file extension is used in Microsoft Windows operating systems to store Internet shortcut - URL (Uniform Resource Locator) with additional information (icon, icon path, date modified, paths etc.).

The classic URL file format is stored in simple text and it has a format similar to an ini file.

MIME types:

Updated: April 18, 2024

The default software associated to open url file:

Microsoft Edge icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Edge  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Edge is web browser introduced in Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. It's fast and built for modern web applications and presentations. It allows users to simple share, reading and discover the Internet.

Google Chrome icon

Google Inc. logoGoogle Chrome  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Google Inc.

A popular Internet browser for Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, and mobile platforms. 

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Help how to open:

Use Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera) to open *.url which will launch the website address stored in it.

How to convert:

There is probably no real way how you can convert this particular file type to anything else.

Find conversions from url file:

url to html

url to pdf

List of software applications associated to the .url file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open url file, edit url file, convert url file, view url file, play url file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting url files.

Software that open url file - Internet Shortcut - URL - Uniform Resource Locator

Programs supporting the exension url on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open url file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with url file by default:
Microsoft Edge small icon Microsoft Edge
Google Chrome small icon Google Chrome
Other suggested software:
Firefox small icon Firefox
Opera browser small icon Opera browser
PSPad small icon PSPad
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor

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