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URL file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .url file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .url file?
  • What program do I need to open a .url file?
  • How can the .url file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .url files to another format?

Table of Contents

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Internet Shortcut

Internet shortcut file.
Category: Other files
Application: -
Mime-type: application/x-url
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
URL aliases:
URL related links:
URL related extensions:
Windows Shortcut

Macintosh URL Shortcut

Other types of files may also use the .url file extension.

🚫 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:

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

InstallShield Install Script
Unreal Engine 2 Runtime Executable File
Ur Source Code
Verity Server Custom Fields File
Erlang Header File
U-Law Compressed Audio File
The 7th Guest Archive
HomeVision Infrared Signal Data
Uniform Resource Identifiers List

🔴 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .url file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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