Having problems opening an URL file?

We have programs that can open or convert your URL files.

Opening URL files

Did your computer fail to open an URL file? We explain what URL files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your URL files.

What is an URL file?

Files with the .url extension contain Internet shortcuts that are used by a variety of Web browsing applications. The URL file contains the information for a Website's URL address and may also contain references to the favicon.ico file that is displayed as the icon for the URL shortcut. When a user clicks on this icon, the URL file is referenced and the user's Internet browser launches the Web page that the URL directs to.

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About File Extension URL

File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about the URL file format or software that uses files with the URL suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.