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What are METALINK files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a METALINK file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a METALINK file?

A .METALINK file is a Metalink file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open METALINK files

Important: Different programs may use files with the METALINK file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your METALINK file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different METALINK openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 25, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension METALINK

While we know of one file format using the .METALINK file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .METALINK file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of METALINK files. Remember, different programs may use METALINK files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

JDownloaderJDownloaderUser submitted
MasterClips MediaPaq BrowserMasterClips MediaPaq BrowserUser submitted
Plugin AntirecaptchaPlugin AntirecaptchaUser submitted