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URL File Format

Internet shortcut file (Universal Resource Locator)

URL is an internet shortcut file format used by web browsers. URL files are shortcuts created from web pages previously visited. URL files hold the link to a web page, which can be seen if the file is opened in a text editor. URL files also sometimes contain other information, such as an icon, icon path, and date modified. URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator.

MIME: wwwserver/redirection, application/internet-shortcut, application/x-url, message/external-body, text/url, text/x-url

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This was last updated in July 2010
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