WEBSITE File - opening and understanding

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

What is a WEBSITE file?

These .website files are pinned site shortcuts, which will take the user to the linked website when the user double-clicks the file. These files are similar to Windows desktop shortcut icons that can take the user to the target location when double-clicked. A .website file is created after a user chooses the "Shortcut to Desktop" option under the "Send" menu item in the "File" toolbar option of Internet Explorer 9.The default browser is normally configured to open a new window or a new tab when these WEBSITE files are double-clicked by the user. Widely used Web browsers can open these .website files. These include the latest versions of Internet Explorer (versions 8, 9 and 10), Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari among others.These .website files may also be transmitted through the Internet and email. Some websites and applications have functions where a .website file is automatically created and saved in the user's desktop when the user clicks a button or a link in the website or in the application window. Always check the target location of these WEBSITE files before opening them. You can determine the target location of these files by simply viewing its properties.

How to open WEBSITE 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 WEBSITE for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different WEBSITE openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension WEBSITE

While we know of one file format using the .WEBSITE 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 .WEBSITE file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Dell Protected WorkspaceDell Protected WorkspaceUser submitted
uTorrentuTorrentUser submitted
Instant AccessInstant AccessUser submitted
PriceGong HomepagePriceGong HomepageUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with WEBSITE-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 WEBSITE-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!