Windows 10: Cannot create desktop internet shortcuts after Creators Update

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  1. BurtW Win User

    Cannot create desktop internet shortcuts after Creators Update


    Hi... I'm new to forum, so I hope I'm posting in the right place.

    I can't in any way create a desktop internet shortcut (url webfile) after latest update. Other shortcuts can be created no problem. I have used chkdsk, sfc /scannow & all the DISM commands to no avail. Keep getting the Error: 0x800f081f. So far this has been the only bug I'm experiencing since the update, but I've not yet used much of what this update has different to offer. Any help in solving this shortcut creation problem is appreciated!

    :)
     
    BurtW, Apr 14, 2017
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  2. desktop icons

    You would have to use Chrome or Internet Explorer for that.

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-website-sh...

    or use Chrome:

    https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-creat...

    If you are using Edge, you can create shortcuts to your favorite website on the Taskbar in the latest version of Edge in Windows 10 1709 - Fall Creators Update.

    Click the More action menu represented by the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the Edge screen, click Pin this page to the taskbar.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Apr 14, 2017
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  3. internet explorer

    I cannot locate internet explorer on the computer and need to create a shortcut to the desktop. I am using windows 10
     
    rachellvell, Apr 14, 2017
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  4. Bree New Member

    Cannot create desktop internet shortcuts after Creators Update

    Welcome to TenForums @BurtW,

    Just tested this, I can create an Internet Shortcut on the desktop same as before the upgrade to Creators Update.

    Right-click on desktop, New > Shortcut, type in the url and click Next, name it and click Finish.

    At what step in this process do you get a problem? What error messages (if any) do you see?

    Yes, this is a known issue in 1703...
    Creators update component store shows corruption but unable to repair
    ...it appears to be the list of packages DISM uses as reference that's corrupt, rather than any actual corruption on your PC. Apparently MS are aware and (hopefully) a fix should be on it's way in the next cumulative update.
     
  5. BurtW Win User
    Hi, Bree! Shortcut wizard proceeds normally with all shortcut creation "except" when creating an internet shortcut. No error messages, just a text file labeled a .url file but with no tab and nothing in properties to identify it as a "webfile." Just winds up being a text file with nothing executable.
     
    BurtW, Apr 14, 2017
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  6. Bree New Member
    I can make mine look like that by changing the file association for .URL to Notepad. Go into Settings and look at...

    Apps > Default apps > Choose default applications by file type.

    Scroll down and make sure that .URL is set for 'Internet Browser'. You won't need to remake any existing shortcuts, changing the association should make them work as internet shortcuts again.
     
  7. BurtW Win User
    Thanks, mate! Problem solved; however, this business of corrupt DISM source files persists. Still unable to get RestoreHealth working properly and that is concerning. I appreciate your quick reply and will bookmark your channel for future help if needed!
     
    BurtW, Apr 14, 2017
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  8. Bree New Member

    Cannot create desktop internet shortcuts after Creators Update

    Don't worry about DISM. If you use DISM offline (boot from the install USB, use repair options to get to command prompt and run it from there) it completes successfully and finds nothing to repair. It appears to be DISM's list of packages that's broken, not the system on the PC.

    When run from Windows, DISM references an apparently non-existent package: Microsoft-Windows-TestRoot-and-FlightSigning-Package~31bf3856ad364e35
    Creators update component store shows corruption but unable to repair
     
    Bree, Apr 5, 2018
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