Cannot create desktop internet shortcuts after Creators Update


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 64bit 1703
       #1

    Cannot create desktop internet shortcuts after Creators Update


    Hi... I'm new to forum, so I hope I'm posting in the right place.

    I can't in any way create a desktop internet shortcut (url webfile) after latest update. Other shortcuts can be created no problem. I have used chkdsk, sfc /scannow & all the DISM commands to no avail. Keep getting the Error: 0x800f081f. So far this has been the only bug I'm experiencing since the update, but I've not yet used much of what this update has different to offer. Any help in solving this shortcut creation problem is appreciated!
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  2. Posts : 25,013
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    Welcome to TenForums @BurtW,

    Just tested this, I can create an Internet Shortcut on the desktop same as before the upgrade to Creators Update.

    Right-click on desktop, New > Shortcut, type in the url and click Next, name it and click Finish.

    At what step in this process do you get a problem? What error messages (if any) do you see?

    DISM ... Keep getting the Error: 0x800f081f
    Yes, this is a known issue in 1703...
    Creators update component store shows corruption but unable to repair
    ...it appears to be the list of packages DISM uses as reference that's corrupt, rather than any actual corruption on your PC. Apparently MS are aware and (hopefully) a fix should be on it's way in the next cumulative update.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 64bit 1703
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi, Bree! Shortcut wizard proceeds normally with all shortcut creation "except" when creating an internet shortcut. No error messages, just a text file labeled a .url file but with no tab and nothing in properties to identify it as a "webfile." Just winds up being a text file with nothing executable.
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  4. Posts : 25,013
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    BurtW said:
    ...just a text file labeled a .url file ... Just winds up being a text file with nothing executable.
    I can make mine look like that by changing the file association for .URL to Notepad. Go into Settings and look at...

    Apps > Default apps > Choose default applications by file type.

    Scroll down and make sure that .URL is set for 'Internet Browser'. You won't need to remake any existing shortcuts, changing the association should make them work as internet shortcuts again.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 64bit 1703
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks, mate! Problem solved; however, this business of corrupt DISM source files persists. Still unable to get RestoreHealth working properly and that is concerning. I appreciate your quick reply and will bookmark your channel for future help if needed!
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  6. Posts : 25,013
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    BurtW said:
    Thanks, mate! Problem solved; however, this business of corrupt DISM source files persists. Still unable to get RestoreHealth working properly and that is concerning. I appreciate your quick reply and will bookmark your channel for future help if needed!
    Don't worry about DISM. If you use DISM offline (boot from the install USB, use repair options to get to command prompt and run it from there) it completes successfully and finds nothing to repair. It appears to be DISM's list of packages that's broken, not the system on the PC.

    D:\>dism /image:e:\ /cleanup-image /restorehealth /source:esd:d:\x86\sources\install.esd:1 /scratchdir:e:\scratch

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.15063.0
    Image Version: 10.0.15063.0
    [==========================100.0%==========================] The restore operation completed successfully.
    The operation completed successfully.
    When run from Windows, DISM references an apparently non-existent package: Microsoft-Windows-TestRoot-and-FlightSigning-Package~31bf3856ad364e35
    Creators update component store shows corruption but unable to repair
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