Windows 10: Cannot create pinned site shortcut from address bar

  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 x64
       29 Sep 2015 #1

    Cannot create pinned site shortcut from address bar

    This inability to pin a url to the desktop started 4 days ago. What I have done so far.
    Ran sfc/scannow 4 times, scanned with Norton Security and Malwarebytes and
    searched in vain on the web. I called Microsoft and they did a remote connection
    and Would not research the problem because it works in IE and would not persue the issue
    further in Firefox and Chrome. BTW the tech had never encounterd this problem.
    Has anyone ever experienced this issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 21,637
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       29 Sep 2015 #2

    Try right clicking desktop choose NEW>shortcut>copy & paste address in, then your default browser will open to it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       29 Sep 2015 #3

    Hi Cliff,
    Thank you for posting. I am aware of this method but there is a problem somewhere in the OS. I have checked Group Policy and
    Local Security and all is well there.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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