Solved all my icons have .ink after them and now none work

July 20, 2013 at 16:23:30
Specs: Windows XP
i have a older dell computer and have windows xp on it it was working fine untill i went to turn it on and noticed all my icons have .ink after them so the only thing i can open is internet explorer and nothing else . thanks for your time,brenda

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July 20, 2013 at 18:42:06
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Most of the desktop icons are .lnk files so that seems to be normal. But apparently your XP no longer knows what to do with .lnk files. Go here and download the .lnk file association fix:

It's a zip file so extract it and follow instructions to install it.

Edit Oh, and the problem may have started with a virus or malware infection so it's best to run some scans too.

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July 21, 2013 at 16:33:16
If the advice given in #1 does not fix it, also try the EXE fix from the same link.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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