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.WEBLOC File Extension

File TypeMac OS X Website Location

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This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

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.

More Information

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.

WEBLOC files are not supported by the Windows version of Safari, which was discontinued in 2012. However, you can open WEBLOC files in Windows with WeblocOpener. 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.

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Updated 9/21/2017

About WEBLOC Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.webloc suffix is and how to open it.

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