URL Decode Tool

This is very simple URL decode tool. Let’s paste your URL in the form then click URL Decode button, and you get unescaped URL.

Do you Want to encode a URL?
Use the URL encode tool Url Encode tool

URL Decode Explanation

Why do you need URL encode

The URL specification RFC 1738 specifies that only a small set of characters can be used in a URL. Those characters are:

  • A to Z, a to z
  • 0 to 9
  • $ (Dollar Sign)
  • - (Hyphen / Dash)
  • _ (Underscore)
  • . (Period)
  • + (Plus sign)
  • ! (Exclamation / Bang)
  • * (Asterisk / Star)
  • ' (Single Quote)
  • ( (Open Bracket)
  • ) (Closing Bracket)

How does URL decode work?

Convert all % and two digit hexadecimal value that represents the character in the proper ISO character set as below example:

  • %24 becomes $ (Dollar Sign)
  • %26 becomes & (Ampersand)
  • %2B becomes + (Plus)
  • %2C becomes , (Comma)
  • %3A becomes : (Colon)
  • %3B becomes ; (Semi-Colon)
  • %3D becomes = (Equals)
  • %3F becomes ? (Question Mark)
  • %40 becomes @(Commercial A / At)