Windows 10: Desktop shortcut error, builds 14965 and ever after Solved

  1.    10 Dec 2016 #1

    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. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Insider 14986
       30 Dec 2016 #2

    I am having the exact same problem with Win 10 Pro 14986.
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  3. Posts : 3,201
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       30 Dec 2016 #3

    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

    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

    MS fixed this issue in build 15025.
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