Opera 44 won't open magnet links

  • Somehow my Opera 44 version 44.0.2510.857 (PGO) won't open magnet links in uTorrent on Windows 7.

    I Associated torrent files in uTorrent. (Options>Preferences>General).

    I have tried un / reinstalling Opera and utorrent.

    When I first tried to download a magnet link - a pop up asked if I wish to download - yes! Associate file with utorrent - yes! But then nothing??? Click the magnet file again - just asks if I want to continue download???

    Torrent and magnet links are associated with utorrent in both Firefox and Vivaldi , and work perfectly!!!

    I have tried editing in regedit. Not needed as "magnet" is associated with utorrent already! "C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" "%1" /SHELLASSOC

    Closed Opera and - I have tried editing the "local state" file so it says: "magnet":false and removed that line so it asks me to launch application where I click "launch application"

    Renamed both local state and preferences to xxxx.bak - and restarted Opera - tried again - nope? Still won't work???

    I tried to add utorrent for magnet links in the content settings in Opera but I can't select it. Only malto is listed?

    I tried setting the default program for torrent files in Windows 7 default programs settings, but I can't find utorrent in the list of available programs.

    Am I missing something?

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