Windows 10: Win10: magnet uri protocol missing

Discus and support Win10: magnet uri protocol missing in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; In "Choose default apps by Protocol", there is no "Magnet" protocol, and no action is taken when "magnet:" URI is entered or linked in the browser.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by jrh-001, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. jrh-001 Win User

    Win10: magnet uri protocol missing


    In "Choose default apps by Protocol", there is no "Magnet" protocol, and no action is taken when "magnet:" URI is entered or linked in the browser.


    Description:


    qBittorrent had been the default application for Magnet URIs however due to the Torch browser's poor install implementation, it asserts itself as the default for the magnet protocol even though told not to.


    Due to the insane method that Windows10 uses to set defaults, qBittorrent isn't a valid "app" selection for changing from Torch to something else -- this is a serious, serious functionality flaw in Windows10, imho -- I had no choice but to uninstall the Torch browser, under the assumption that once it was out of the way, Windows would a) default back to qBittorrent or b) default back to an unselected handling method and I could assign qBittorrent through the popup dialog as I had done previously.


    However, this was not the case.

    • In the configuration section "Choose default apps by Protocol", the Magnet protocol is missing.
    • In a browser, using the "magnet:" protocol or clicking on a magnetic link produces no reaction. No choice dialog or other behavior.

    I surmise that the browser is handing this information off to the OS but the OS has forgotten what to do about it, so nothing happens. It feels like a registry entry is a bit confused and need to be reset/restored/reconstructed.


    Really need a way to repair this; handling magnet uris by hand is surprisingly frustrating in very, very short order.

    :)
     
    jrh-001, Feb 28, 2019
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  2. Shaminda Hemanath [MVP], Feb 28, 2019
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  3. MrWhoopee Win User
    MrWhoopee, Feb 28, 2019
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  4. Win10: magnet uri protocol missing

    One or More Network Protocols Missing

    Hi David,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    You might experience network or Internet connection issues in Windows for a number of reasons. Some common issues that can cause these problems are:

    • Corrupted or incompatible drivers.
    • Network connection settings.
    • Hardware or software problems.
    • Your router and the network adapter in your PC might not work together.
    I suggest you to follow the steps recommended by Nachappa C K
    on December 5, 2015 on similar issue from below link and check if it resolves the issue.

    One or more network protocols are missing since update KB3120677.

    Hope this information is helpful.
     
    SujataMoktan, Feb 28, 2019
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