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URL file format description

Many people share .url files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .url file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .url files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.url - Internet Shortcut

Internet shortcut file.

Other files
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Internet Shortcut related extensions:
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TI-Nspire CAS OS Image
General Temporary File
Simple File Verification Checksum
PKCS7 RSA Signature
Windows 3.x Program Manager Group File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .url file extension. Even harmful programs can create .url files. Be especially cautious with .url files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .url file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .url file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

uel, irl, ufl, hrl, utl, urm, ur, rul, krl, urp, uri, udl, rl, jrl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Tekla Structures Custom Components Data
Verity Server Custom Fields File
Erlang Header File
Uniform Resource Identifiers List

Operating systems

DataTypes.net currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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