How to open a file with .WEBSITE extension?

File Type : Internet Exploer 9 Pinned Site Shortcut (Microsoft)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .WEBSITE file

Searching for the right program to open .WEBSITE files?

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What is .WEBSITE file extension?

Shortcut file created by Internet Explorer; contains a web address reference (a URL) and an icon file, which references the website's favicon.ico and is used as the displayed icon for the shortcut; used for saving and opening bookmarks and favorites. To create a WEBSITE file in Internet Explorer, click and drag the URL in the address bar or the website's "favicon" to your desktop. You can also drag the website to the Quick Launch area in Windows Vista or to the Task Bar in Windows 7 and Windows 8. This way, you can have quick access your favorite websites. To open a WEBSITE file's web location in another web browser, open the file with a text editor such as Microsoft Notepad. Since WEBSITE files are saved in plain text, you can navigate them with the text editor until you locate the "URL" property. Copy the URL and then paste it into the address bar of another web browser, such as Google Chrome. Windows does not display the ".website" file extension for pinned site shortcuts. To view the extension, open the file properties window by right-clicking the WEBSITE file and selecting "Properties" from the drop down list. NOTE: WEBSITE files are not recognized by Windows computers with Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) or earlier installed. This is because Microsoft added the .WEBSITE file association beginning with Internet Explorer 9 (IE9). WEBSITE files are similar to .URL files, which are also supported in Windows.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open WEBSITEfiles:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer