File Extension METALINK


File extension: METALINK
File type: File

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:

Primary association: Metalink
Company: Anthony Bryan
File classification: XML
Mime type: application/metalink+xml
Identifying characters Hex: 3C 3F 78 6D 6C 20 , ASCII: .?xml
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X 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.

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