Full format name of files that use URL_ extension is Internet Shortcut - URL - Uniform Resource Locator. URL_ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with URL_ extension are categorized as Web Files files. The Web Files subset comprises 303 various file formats. Microsoft Internet Explorer supports URL_ files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 4 other tools may also be used. Software named Microsoft Internet Explorer was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and URL_ files, check the developer’s official website.
The following listing features URL_-compatible programs. URL_ files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing URL_ may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with URL_ files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports URL_ files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Internet Explorer or different compatible program, such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari for Microsoft Windows. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support URL_ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Internet Explorer website and download the installer.
You still cannot access URL_ files although Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Microsoft Internet Explorer cannot handle files with URL_ may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate URL_ files with latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the URL_ file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the URL_ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the URL_ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If you obtained the problematic URL_ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with URL_ extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Internet Shortcut - URL - Uniform Resource Locator file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with URL_ extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Internet Shortcut - URL - Uniform Resource Locator file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with URL_ files affecting older versions of given software.
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