all programs changed to .ink

June 29, 2005 at 13:01:32
Specs: XP, 512mb

I dunno how this happened~ But after I rebooted my computer, all my programs all changed formats to ".ink" I treied changing them back to ".exe" but that didn't change anything. Can someone please help me!


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#1
June 29, 2005 at 13:53:22

The icons on your desktop that you click are not programs. They are shortcuts (LNKs) that point to the real programs.
Are you saying that the LNKs no longer start the programs?

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#2
June 29, 2005 at 14:08:54

See and use #12 at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm as it is for WinXP.

It is a .reg file that will need to be saved to disk and then merged into your registry by double clicking on the .reg file.

Regards,
Bryan


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#3
June 29, 2005 at 14:44:36

For the future it is best post on the XP forum rather than W95/98. Not everyone here is that conversant with XP.

DerekW


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#4
June 29, 2005 at 15:32:48

onigiri_kun, If the fix that Bryan recommended doesn't solve the problem go to the link below and download the "LNK (Shortcut) File Association Fix (Restores Default Shortcut Behavior)" which is a .zip file. Download the ZIP and open it. Extract the REG file to your hard disk and double click it. Answer yes to the import prompt.

LNK (Shortcut) File Association Fix

Tufenuf


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#5
July 5, 2005 at 21:32:30

I got the same problem! I rebooted my computer and then all the files were .ink and had no more icons...I couldnt even run the remaining .exe! when i was doing, nothing was happening...I cant execute the .reg you said to download because when I do, it ask me to select a program in a list!
Please help! I really need to fix this without having to reformat!

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#6
July 6, 2005 at 13:17:21

Martin A

I guess you Googled into this post which was already misplaced on this "W95/98 forum" and is now a few days old.

I've no idea what your OS is, so the best bet is to start a new post of your own on the forum which matches your OS (top left). The system details will then be automatically displayed in the header of your message.

In the meantime (having a wild guess that you might be using either W2000 or XP) then see if this link helps:

CLICK HERE

DerekW


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#7
July 6, 2005 at 13:19:48

Martin A

I forgot to say that the file extension is almost certainly Lnk not ink (it's just that in lower case it is hard to distinguish between an I and an L).

DerekW


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#8
July 6, 2005 at 13:22:56

onigiri_kun

You don't seem to have reposted on XP forum so if you are still with us take a look at the link I gave in my post number 6 (it worked for someone).

DerekW


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#9
July 6, 2005 at 13:37:25

I've found a more direct link to the fixes here:

Association fixes

You want the EXE fix

and the LNK (shortcut) fix

DerekW


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