Notes about the METALINK file extension:
To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened
" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?
" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps"
and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.
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
To change file associations press Windows Key
and then Apps and Features
> Default apps
> Choose default apps by file type
Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.