URL Decoder

Decode text or a file from URL-encoded text, using just your browser. View the decoded value or download it as a file. (You can use our client-side URL encoder to try it out!)

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What is URL Decoding?

URL Encoding is a way of ensuring text can be safely used in a URL or URI.

The process of ‘URL decoding’ involves undoing a previous ‘URL encoding’, replacing the ‘%’-based ‘escape sequence’ of characters with their normal representation.

Wikipedia has a good expalanation of how some characters should be represented in URLs and URIs.

Load the URL data to decode from a file, then press the ‘Decode’ button:


Alternatively, type or paste in the text you want to URL–decode, then press the ‘Decode’ button.