Windows 10: Desktop shortcuts go to wrong url.

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  1.    08 Oct 2017 #11

    Ken, I have to go - supper with grand children - will catchup tomorrow.
    Regards R.
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  2. Posts : 6,431
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       08 Oct 2017 #12

    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.    09 Oct 2017 #13

    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. Posts : 6,431
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       09 Oct 2017 #14

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