Safari “.webloc” File is Using Mac Resource Fork

By Xah Lee. Date:

Discovered that Mac still uses resource fork in a major way.

Open Safari, go to a website, then drag the URL to your desktop. You'll get a file named like this: [site title.webloc].

The “webloc” file is a binary file. The file also contains resource fork.

Deleting the Resource Fork

If you delete the resource fork, the file won't work properly.

For how to delete resource fork and other tips, see: Mac OS X Resource Fork Tips .