WEBLOC File Type- The quick facts
What are WEBLOC files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a WEBLOC 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 WEBLOC file?
A .WEBLOC file is an Apple Finder Internet Location file.
Files that contain the .webloc file extension are usually Mac OS X website shortcuts. Apple's Safari Web browser normally creates these files.
A WEBLOC file is created on a user's computer when a user drags the website icon located next to the address field in the Safari browser and pulls it onto their computer desktop. The WEBLOC file will then store the address of the specific website, and the user can access the site at any time by clicking on the desktop icon.
WEBLOC files are similar to the URL files used by the Windows operating system to save URL shortcuts.
How to open WEBLOC files
Important: Different programs may use files with the WEBLOC file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your WEBLOC file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different WEBLOC openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 28, 2020
Suggest another file format using extension WEBLOC
While we know of one file format using the .WEBLOC 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 .WEBLOC file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of WEBLOC files. Remember, different programs may use WEBLOC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.