.WEBLOC File Extension
File TypeMac OS X Website Location
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
What is a WEBLOC file?
A WEBLOC file is a Mac OS X website shortcut typically generated by the Safari web browser. It contains the URL of a webpage and is created by dragging the website icon next to the address field to the desktop or another folder on the hard drive. WEBLOC files are similar to .URL files created by other programs.
WEBLOC files are generally created with the Safari browser but they may be opened by other web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. In most browsers you can simply drag and drop the file into an open browser window.
NOTE: WEBLOC files are not supported by the Windows version of Safari. When a WEBLOC file is copied to a Windows computer, it may show two files: [filename].webloc and [filename]._webloc. Both files can be opened in a text editor, which will reveal the URL contained in the file.