i cant open any type of files on computer

May 1, 2011 at 19:31:30
Specs: Windows XP
im not sure what happened but all the files/programs on my computer wont open and now they say .ink at the end of everyone of them.i cant do regifix or any of those things because it wont let me open them :(. it says: windows cannot open this file. and it says that to every file i try to open.even windows tools and accesories.i can goto control panel but anything in it that i click on wont open also.anything that i put in run that i have tried so far wont open also. someone please help..
P.S. the only thing that works is my default web browser wich is google chrome.

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May 1, 2011 at 19:58:51
You have been hit with a nasty that has broken the exe file association hence they don't what to open any more. Reboot the computer into safe mode, restart and press F8 a few times at the start, you'll get a black background with menu options choose "safe mode with networking" when the destop opens answer "yes" to the first question. Go online to this link to repair the exe, it may not stay that way at first. So try downloading their link to the automatic fix and save that download on your desktop.


After that runs, download malwarebytes, update and run it.


After it runs, remove the selected items, it will probably ask you to restart, let it restart normally. If your programs are not opening...run the exe fix again, and then a quick scan with malwarebytes...its a great program but always check for updates.

post back if this does not solve the problem
or someone may have another solution.

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May 1, 2011 at 20:24:05
i dont understand how to run the exe fix in the first link.after it downloads i put it on the desktop but when i click on it, it wont let me open it.
also if i download the malaware one, it probably wouldnt let me open that.
im going for the night so im sorry if someone responds and i dont reply right away.thankyou for your help so far.

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May 2, 2011 at 15:25:19
i downloaded marwarebytes and it works because it starts everytime computer starts and so i dont have to click on it, if i did then it wouldnt start.but anyway i scanned and it repaired some stuff i guess but no changes happened. i still cant open anything and yes i did restart.
i tried to open the exe fix with registry editor but it says:
cannot import ........ink.the specified file is not a registry script.
you can only import binary registry files from within the registy editor

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May 2, 2011 at 19:59:25
malwarebytes does not run on startup everytime unless you bought the paid version.

Did you do this in safe mode? I just checked the link I sent you and it is correct and the file download is a binary file. Something tells me you have a few issues, cause you don't seem to have either thing downloaded properly....are you being redirected to different sites?

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May 3, 2011 at 15:00:22
well i fixed most of the problem using a diffrent exe xp fix but now a have a related problem.
now it seems my problem has changed the picture of registryrestore is on all my files and every time i try to click on them,it asks me if i want to add the information to registry and if i click yes, it says that i can only import registry files from with in the registry.
also i was gonna do the following but it was already at the 1%:
navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Classes \ Exefile \ Shell \ Open
\ Command.
Now, whatever value is in there needs to be replaced with the following:
"%1" %* (exactly as shown).
and when i click on a property of any exe file and try to change the icon then apply, it dosnt change
so yes it seems that the problem is fixed because now i can goto control panel and click on any thing in it and it will open. the only problem is that programs on my desktop when i click on them do what i just said.
also when i goto all programs, all of them have the registry restore picture and do the same.but when i click properties of a file then find target,it takes to its folder or where its located and there is another icon just like how its supposed to be.when i click on that icon the program opens and when i take that icon out on the desktop, it turns in to the regrestore image just like the original one.and when i copy it and paste it on the desktop,the image stays how it should be but it still dosnt open and if i delete the original program that was on the desktop the one in the folder dosnt let it open.this goes for all the programs.so i have to click properties and goto there target then click on the other icon to open anyone of them.

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May 5, 2011 at 16:15:10
problem solved

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