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.url file extension

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Internet shortcut file. This is a shortcut to a URL, typically a web page. Opening this (with the likes of Internet Explorer) will open the website that the shortcut points to. The file itself is a classic ".ini" style file, and can be edited with a text editor.

The very simples .url file, if opened using notepad, contains something like:


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