Chrome will not open url files

Issue

After a Chrome update Chrome will not open url files as a shortcut to a website but instead now opens them as a file and displays their contents

Solution

Click on start and search for Default apps, then click Default Apps or click here to open the window.

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Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click Chose default applications by file type

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Scroll down and find .URL, click on the icon to the right and change to Internet Browser.

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The shortcuts should now work.

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