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I want to click an icon in Windows Explorer and have it open a specific web page with the default browser. How is this done?

I don't want to download the web page, I just want to access it via a shortcut in the file manager. My google searches haven't turned up anything.

  • Create a shortcut to the url, then change the icon for the shortcut, you drag and drop from the url field to create the shorcut. – Ramhound Nov 5 '15 at 15:28
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  1. Right click on the folder.
  2. New Shortcut.
  3. Insert the URL in the dialog, Next.
  4. Put a meaningful name.

Double click the shortcut to test it.

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    Is there a file format which will link to a web page and work on Windows, macOS and Linux? – Royi Jul 20 '18 at 20:22
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    @NathanielM.Beaver, I actually found a different method as in - superuser.com/a/1404213/95468. – Royi Feb 10 at 18:48
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Personally I found this answer best. Just create a file, myLink.html with the following content:

<html>
   <body>
      <script type="text/javascript">
    window.location.href = "http://stackoverflow.com"; //change this to the URL
                                                       //you want to redirect to
      </script>
   </body>
</html>
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    this solution can even be send as a file to another PC, which I used to provide a file-link to my portfolio in an application. – Julian Jul 3 at 8:38
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Right click the link then use save link as at your browser and save. enter image description here

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In addition to what others have mentioned, you can access your current Favorites in Explorer by navigating to C:\users\%USERNAME%\favorites\ and then copy over any links you may already have bookmarked from there.

EDIT: I should clarify, this is the Internet Explorer Favorites location.

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I was also wondering this same question, and when I found this page, none of these answers was what I was looking for (the first answer was the closest, but still way too tedious), so I decided to search some more. Happy to report I finally found what I believe to be the best option...

It's a Chrome extension called: "Save as Shortcut" (by mythofechelon.co.uk)

HTH!

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