1.    10 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 37
    windows 10

    Desktop shortcut error, build 14986

    I made an internet shortcut ​on my Desktop.
    (I use Chrome. It has a Chrome icon on the desktop.)
    I set the shortcut to:
    Hourly forecast :: WRAL.com .
    Shortcut does not go directly to the site.
    Instead, first comes up with a small window saying "Downloading from LTL3PV59",
    [a folder in C:\Users\<my username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\.]
    Then Chrome goes to:
    file:///C:/Users/<my username>/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/IE/LTL3PV59/1005691[1]
    (This is the address in the address bar, after launching from the shortcut.)
    From there, Links​, in the page, do not work!

    Any way to get the shortcut back to the original setting?
    Also, is this a problem with Chrome, or Windows 10?
    Last edited by p455word; 13 Dec 2016 at 08:02.
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  2.    30 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Insider 14986

    I am having the exact same problem with Win 10 Pro 14986.
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  3.    30 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 4,123
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Using Firefox I clicked on the WRAL link to open the page, clicked the tiny icon at the left end of the URL/Address and dragged it to the desktop. Then I double-clicked the icon and it open the page in Edge [I haven't yet changed that default to IE]. It opened to show weather data. Properties of that shortcut show the URL: http://ww w.wral.com/hourly_forecast/1005691/ [had to break it to make it show, take the space out of ww w]. I've been doing it that way for several years. Edge does things, or doesn't do things, differently from what most of us volunteers are used to.
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  4.    31 Dec 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 404
    Windows 10x64 17035

    Windows issue and noted several places on the feedback hub. My guess would be it's an issue related to Microsoft trying to force Edge as the default browser.
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  5.    04 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 37
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    MS fixed this issue in build 15025.
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