4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2012 6:24 AM by Niku
Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

I abandoned a website years ago because I could not longer open its song files. YouTube has been a very good substitute, but the abandoned website arrangement has certain advantages that make it easier and  faster to use--when it works. I went back there today. Ths time I used Right-Click>Get Info and found that it was a webloc file. Incidentally, I also tried to open it with Right-Click>Open With>Safari 5.17, as per the instructions given. It didn't open the file, so I'm now asking how I should go about opening webloc files.


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  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (279,070 points)

    Drag it into a browser's open window, or set the computer's default web browser to the one you want to open it in. The Open With setting is ignored for Internet location files.

     

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  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Niel wrote:

     

    Drag it into a browser's open window, or set the computer's default web browser to the one you want to open it in. The Open With setting is ignored for Internet location files.

     

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    That didn't work. While waiting for someone in the Apple Support Communityto respond, I did some Internet browsing. I was told that Safari would open the file. It didn't. When I tried, the following message appeared:

     

    404--File or Directory not found

    The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

     

    I also read that Opera could open .webloc files, so I installed it. The result was the same.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (279,070 points)

    Either the webloc somehow got damaged, or the site was changed so that the bookmark no longer works.

     

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  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Niel wrote:

     

    Either the webloc somehow got damaged, or the site was changed so that the bookmark no longer works.

     

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    You're probably right. In any case, I've abandoned my atttempt to "crack-this-nut"--for now.