Desktop shortcuts go to wrong url.

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  1. Posts : 16
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    Ken, I have to go - supper with grand children - will catchup tomorrow.
    Regards R.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,214
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004

    Please take another restore point, altough I'm not sure of their value.

    Then could you change .url default to Internet browser (not IE) and see if that changes thing. I will caution you, when you come back to reset if it does nothing I don't believe Opera will be in this list. Take this action understanding the risk.

    On my system I use Chrome as default browser. My options for apps on .url are Internet Browser, IE and look for another app.

    That is why it is important to have a restore point. Now as System restore is not working a peak efficiency on your system you should take an Image with Macrium Reflect or similar product. It is free, reliable and member recommended. I think the key work is reliable. You might want to practice on another system if you have one lying around.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    I also found this as reference.

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10

    Not saying to do it just as reference.

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  3. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Ken, you are a life saver. I was giving up on the will to live.
    I changed the url setting from Opera to Internet Explorer ( Not IE - confusing !) and hey presto all seems to be ok.
    Opera works fine and the few icons that now have an"O" work as they should - including BBC.
    Many thanks, R.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004

    Great. You solved it when you mentioned what you mentioned the right click and open with.
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