Notes about the METALINK file extension:
Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.
The METALINK file type is primarily associated with 'Metalink' by Anthony Bryan. Metalink is an open standard/framework for programs that download. It stores the many locations of files (FTP/HTTP/P2P) in a single file (a .METALINK) so chunks/segments of each file can be downloaded from multiple resources at the same time.
Detailed information for file extension METALINK:
File classification: XML
Mime type: application/metalink+xmlIdentifying characters
Hex: 3C 3F 78 6D 6C 20 , ASCII: .?xml
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database
Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.