How to Download Windows Live Spaces.url and Fix Error Messages

Last Updated: 09/11/2019
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Internet Shortcut files, such as Windows Live Spaces.url, are considered a type of Internet Shortcut (Internet Shortcut) file. They are associated with the URL file extension, developed by Microsoft for Windows 7.

Windows Live Spaces.url was first developed on 11/08/2006 in the Windows Vista Operating System for Windows Vista. The newest file release date for Windows 7 was 07/22/2009 [version 7]. Windows Live Spaces.url is included in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

This article discusses complete file details, URL file troubleshooting instructions for problems with Windows Live Spaces.url, and a comprehensive set of free downloads for every file version that has been catalogued by our team.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: Windows Live Spaces.url
File Extension: URL file extension
File Type: Internet Shortcut
Description: Internet Shortcut
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Windows 7
Developer: Microsoft
Software: Windows
Software Version: 7
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 133
Oldest File Date: 04/24/2017
Latest File Date: 04/24/2017

What are Windows Live Spaces.url Error Messages?

General Windows Live Spaces.url Runtime Errors

Windows Live Spaces.url file errors often occur during the startup phase of Windows, but can also occur while the program is running. These types URL errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while Windows is running. Here are some of the most common Windows Live Spaces.url runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Users\Bill\Favorites\Windows Live\Windows Live Spaces.url

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Most URL errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your Windows Live Spaces.url file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Windows), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, Windows Live Spaces.url file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Windows, system crash while loading or saving Windows Live Spaces.url, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix Windows Live Spaces.url Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your Windows Live Spaces.url issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the Windows Live Spaces.url error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: Run SFC (System File Checker) to restore the corrupt or missing Windows Live Spaces.url file.

System File Checker is a utility included with every Windows version that allows you scan and restore corrupted system files. Use the SFC tool to fix missing or corrupt Windows Live Spaces.url files (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "cmd" but DO NOT PRESS "ENTER".
  3. Press and hold "CTRL-Shift" on your keyboard while pressing "ENTER".
  4. You'll be prompted with a permission dialog box.
  5. In the box, click "YES".
  6. You should have a black screen with a blinking cursor.
  7. In that black screen, type "sfc /scannow" and hit "ENTER".
  8. SFC will begin scanning for Windows Live Spaces.url issues and any other system file problems.
  9. Follow any on-screen commands to complete the process.

Please be aware that this scan might take a while, so please be patient while it is working.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

sfc /scannow

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many Windows Live Spaces.url error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the Windows Live Spaces.url error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your Windows Live Spaces.url File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate Windows Live Spaces.url file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free Windows Live Spaces.url files for every applicable version of Windows. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download Windows Live Spaces.url Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy the file into the appropriate directory for your Windows version:

  4. Windows 7: C:\Users\Bill\Favorites\Windows Live\
    Windows Vista: C:\Users\Bill\Favorites\Windows Live\
  5. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 7.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve Windows Live Spaces.url problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download Windows Live Spaces.url Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying Windows Live Spaces.url to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Windows URL files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing Windows Live Spaces.url and all other URL files for Windows. An incorrectly installed URL file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 7
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