Help with opening files.

  mahalo 23:33 24 Mar 08

I bought anew computer, it has OS Vista, before i finished with my old computer I put all my documents and photos on an external drive (Seagate), now when I try to open my documents Works or Woerd wont open them, I have noticed that they now have a file extension .ink, how has this happened and how can I get round this ?
Please, your help willbe greatly appreciated.

  mrwoowoo 01:17 25 Mar 08

Have you tried right clicking on one >properties,then where it says change,browse to open it with word.

  VoG II 08:54 25 Mar 08

I think that you'll find that the file extension is .LNK which is a shortcut. Are you sure you backed-up the files themselves and not just shortcuts to them.

  mahalo 20:43 25 Mar 08

VoG, I just copied then pasted them onto the external drive, should I have done it another way ?

  VoG II 20:46 25 Mar 08

I think that you may have selected Paste Shortcut instead of Paste.

  mahalo 20:49 25 Mar 08

Vog, I understand what you are saying but I also used the same method with my photos and I can view them.I must have done something different for the document files.
Thanks for your reply.

  mahalo 20:56 25 Mar 08

Vog, I have checked and the file types are "shortcut". I shall have to try and get them off my old computer again. Could you advise me of the best way to do itplease.

  VoG II 21:13 25 Mar 08

I think that the Copy and Paste method is fine - just be sure to select Paste and not Paste Link.

  mrwoowoo 22:29 25 Mar 08

In control panel>default programmes you can change the programmes associated with file extensions. Just find the .ink file and select word or whichever programme you wish to open it.

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