.URL Handler - Chrome Web Store
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An extension to handle .url files if they open on in Chrome as plain text. Please see issue 114871 for more details.

A really simple plugin to fix a slight but annoying problem with current versions of Chrome. The extension is called when a local *.url file is opened and automatically redirects the tab to the URL contained within the file rather than simply displaying it in plain text. To see more about the issue see here: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=114871&can=5&colspec=ID%20Pri%20Mstone%20ReleaseBlock%20OS%20Area%20Feature%20Status%20Owner%20Summary Note: This extension requires the "Allow access to file URLs" permission.

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UserOct 24, 2023

I solved this problem using the SetUserFTA utility, this simple code bat \ cmd SetUserFTA.exe .url InternetShortcut now .URL documents open as regular links

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Patrick Sollberger (Gargo)Dec 28, 2022

URLs containing an ampersand are not formatted correctly. The ampersand is pasted in encoded form (&) into the address bar, thus not opening the correct page.

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Zvi TwerskyFeb 22, 2020

Does not work anymore with Chrome 80

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