WEBLOC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a WEBLOC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .WEBLOC 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension WEBLOC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different WEBLOC openers which you will find listed below.

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 viewers for this file format

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
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with WEBLOC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with WEBLOC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!