How to open URL_ file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

URL_ files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing URL_ file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with URL_ extension. However, it should be remembered that URL_ file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Internet Shortcut - URL - Uniform Resource Locator but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning URL_ files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with URL_ extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Internet Shortcut - URL - Uniform Resource Locator

    .url_ file extension

    Category: Internet Files

    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft Internet Explorer Microsoft Internet Explorer
    Firefox Firefox
    Safari for Microsoft Windows Safari for Microsoft Windows
    Google Chrome Google Chrome
    Opera browser Opera browser

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from URL_ files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning URL_ extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning URL_ extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the URL_ file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports URL_ file extension
  • URL_ file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with URL_ files


If URL_ file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a URL_ file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open URL_ file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing URL_ in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit URL_ format. It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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