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What are WEBLOC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WEBLOC file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your WEBLOC files.

What is a WEBLOC file?

WEBLOC files have multiple uses, and Apple Finder Internet Location is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Apple Finder Internet Location

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 three different WEBLOC openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: April 25, 2024

All known file formats using extension .WEBLOC

While Apple Finder Internet Location is a popular type of WEBLOC-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .WEBLOC file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

MacOS Website Location

We know that one WEBLOC format is MacOS Website Location. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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.

Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted

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