File Extension URL

.URL File

File extension: URL
File type: Internet Location
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Notes about the URL 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 URL file type is primarily associated with 'Internet Location'. Generally, this file extension won't show up even if showing file extensions is the default setting on the system. A number of different browsers will attempt to capture this file extensions depending on which browser you set as your system default. To see the contents of a URL file open a text editor and drag the file from explorer onto the open text editor window. Note: This file type can become infected and should be carefully scanned if someone sends you a file with this extension.

Detailed information for file extension URL:


Primary association: Internet Location
File classification: Text
Mime type: wwwserver/redirection, application/internet-shortcut, application/x-url, message/external-body, text/url, text/x-url
Program ID: InternetShortcut , Opera.HTML , YBrowser.URL
Related links: URL Info, Unofficial File Format



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.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .URL

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\$hf_mig$\KB890923\SP2QFE\shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %l

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Maxthon\Maxthon.exe %1

ProgramID: Opera.HTML
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Opera75\opera.exe %1

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Deepnet Explorer\Deepnet.exe %1

ProgramID: Opera.HTML
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Opera\Opera.exe %1

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe %1

ProgramID: YBrowser.URL
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\browser\YBrowser.exe %1

ProgramID: Opera.HTML
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Opera7\opera.exe %1

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: rundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %l

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: rundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %1

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: C:\XPB-Net\MYIE2\MyIE.exe %1

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MOZILL~2\FIREFOX.EXE -url %1

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe -nohome

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Avant Browser\avant.exe %1

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MYIE2\MYIE.exe %1

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: rundll32.exe ieframe.dll,OpenURL %l

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\AVANTB~1\avant.exe

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Avant\avant.exe

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

ProgramID: Opera.HTML
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\MSOXMLED.EXE /verb open

ProgramID: InternetShortcut
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\ieframe.dll,OpenURL

Program Name and MIME Type Info for File Extension .URL

FILExt has been given permission to display a Program Name/MIME type database collected by Anthony R. Nemmer. Some of this data has already been included into the main FILExt database. Those entries which have not yet been incorporated are displayed below.
Program Name Mime Type application/octet-stream

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