.WEBLOC File Extension

Website Location File

The WEBLOC file extension refers to Mac OS X Website Location format files. These files contain the URL of a webpage. When you double-click a WEBLOC file, the webpage opens in your default browser. Fo...

General Information

Title WEBLOC File Extension
Extension .webloc
Full Form Website Location File
File Type Web Shortcut
Developer Apple Inc.
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store URL
Additional Functions Bookmark webpage
Features Quick access, Simple format

File Characteristics

Quality Not applicable
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes, with text editor

Use Cases

Internet Browsing Yes
Bookmark Management Yes
Cross-device Sharing Limited

Security and Practices

Security Risks URL spoofing
Best Practices Verify URL, Update software

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2003
Latest Update With macOS updates

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .url, .desktop

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Safari Free Mac
TextEdit Free Mac
Other Browsers Free, Varied Windows, Linux, Mac