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Windows 7: All files have .ink extension and won't open ( Quick Reply!

03 Oct 2012   #11
cryptoncore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

have you tried changing the file extension back to .exe just to see if this does anything?


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03 Oct 2012   #12
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

This will mess up your icons, but it might solve the original issue. There are two MS fixits - one to enable the workaround and another to dsable the workaround.

Scroll down to the "Fix it for me" section in the MS10-046 link below.

MS10-046: Vulnerability in Windows Shell could allow remote code execution
Note Applying the Fix it removes the graphical representation of icons on the Task bar and Start menu bar and replaces them with white icons that do not have the graphical representation of the icon.

Before you apply the Fix it, the icons on the desktop appear as follows:





After you apply the Fix it, the icons appear on the task bar as follows:





After you apply the Fix it, the icons appear on the Start menu bar as follows:







Note This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or to a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Next, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.

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03 Oct 2012   #13
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

all this does is change the image of the files
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03 Oct 2012   #14
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
if u read the first post i accidentaly associated a .exe with paint
That shouldn't rename all .exe files to .ink...

I don't think paint supports .ink files anyways, but I believe Word does.

unless you mean .lnk (L.N.K.) and not .ink (I.N.K.), as .lnk is for shortcuts, in which case we have to try to clear this confusion.

Many files that you think are .exe (such as skype) are actually shortcuts to the real program (skype.exe), which is tucked away in a hidden corner of your filesystem to prevent it from being altered.

what you're interacting with, such as the icons in the start menu and desktop, and shortcuts to the real application. these shortcuts have the extension .lnk (with a L as in Louisiana).
If you were able to go into C:/Program Files (x86)/Skype and launch the skype.exe file in that folder, skype should launch normally. The fact that the icons you click on try to open in Paint proves this, ans paint is an .exe file in itself.
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03 Oct 2012   #15
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

ok i got it now, looks like i wasnt aware of the link on the bottom of the tutorial by blink,any way thxs for the help
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03 Oct 2012   #16
KnuckleHead37

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

pedroc if you're looking at .ink files (not .LNK), those are related to SMART software... and its weird that you would have those if you haven't used that software.

SMART Notebook is a program used for .ink files though, a few others can if you do a quick google of it.
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03 Oct 2012   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
ok i got it now, looks like i wasnt aware of the link on the bottom of the tutorial by brink,any way thxs for the help
You're welcome Pedro. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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