Can't open any urls from shortcuts

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After last update, lost ability to open any url shortcut.

First noticed it in Outlook 365.

Clicking any link says :

"Something unexpected went wrong with this url: "http://xxx.xxxxx.com/xxx  The system cannot find the file specified"

 

Click on a Desktop shortcut for web site I get:

"Windows cannot find https://xxx.xxxxx.com Make sure you typed the name correctly then try again.

 

Was OK this am. When I just restarted to install update, this happened.

Pete

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What's the exact Insider build this is happening on?
it seems like the system is not finding the default browser.
which browser were you using?