URL decoding is nothing but merely converting the encoded URL string into its standard or readable form. It replaces a set of percent (%) and hexadecimal values (that are done for the encoding process) to convert it into standard or regular representation.
How to decode the URL by using a Free & Online URL Decode tool?
Enter the URL, or use the "Load from URL" or "Browse" option for getting the encoded URL.
Click on the "URL Decode" button in case you want to decode the encoded URL.
Click on the "URL Encode" button in case you want to encode the decoded URL.
The result will be shown in the upper section.
Please copy the output and paste it into the desired location.
How to use the Load Sample Data option in the URL Decode tool?
Checking the result by using the sample data is beneficial. Because not only it shows you the output but also removes the ambiguity that you may have.
For using that option, do the following steps.
Click on the "Load Sample Data" button.
It will show you the encoded URL in the upper section. For example, the encoded URL looks like this, http%3A%2F%2Furl-decode.com%2Ftool%2Furl-decode.
Click on the "URL Decode" button to decode that encoded URL. You will get the result in the form of http://url-decode.com/tool/url-decode.
Suppose you want to encode that decoded URL again. Click on the "URL Encode" button. You will get the result in the form of the same encoded URL that first appeared when you click on the "Load Sample Data" button.
You can even type the special characters like the "$" sign and see what value you will get by encoding it. In the "$" case, its encoded value is %24.
Note: You can encode and decode the same URL several times.