URL_ File Extension

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Internet Shortcut - URL - Uniform Resource Locator

What is URL_ file?

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.

Programs which support URL_ file extension

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.

Programs that support URL_ file

How to open file with URL_ extension?

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.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Internet Explorer software

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.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer

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.

Step 3. Set the default application to open URL_ files to Microsoft Internet Explorer

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

  • Right-click the URL_ file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open URL_ files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected URL_ file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with URL_ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the URL_ is not faulty

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.

1. Check the URL_ file for viruses or malware

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.

2. Verify that the URL_ file’s structure is intact

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.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Internet Explorer

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.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

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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