Information about the .url (url) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .url (url) file type.

Internet shortcut file. This is a shortcut to a URL, typically a web page. Opening this (with the likes of Internet Explorer) will open the website that the shortcut points to. The file itself is a classic ".ini" style file, and can be edited with a text editor.

The very simples .url file, if opened using notepad, contains something like:


The following link provides further information related to the .url file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .url files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .url. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.