macOS Website Location
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What is a WEBLOC file?
In macOS, you can quickly create shortcuts to specific webpages by:
- Highlighting a URL in your browser's address bar.
- Clicking and dragging that URL to your desktop (or another folder).
Doing so creates a WEBLOC file that is named for the webpage to which it points.
You can create and open WEBLOC files with any macOS web browser, including Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. When you double-click a WEBLOC file, the webpage the file points to opens in your default web browser. For example, if Google Chrome is your default browser, the page will open in Google Chrome.
The Windows version of Safari, which was discontinued in 2012, does not support WEBLOC files. However, you can open WEBLOC files in Windows with WeblocOpener. If you copy a WEBLOC file to a Windows computer, Windows may show two files: [filename].webloc and [filename]._webloc.
How to open a WEBLOC file
To open the webpage a WEBLOC file points to in macOS, double-click the file. Doing so will open the webpage in your default web browser.
In Windows and Linux, you can use WeblocOpener to open WEBLOC files in your web browser.