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unable to open folder rec'd with .ink extension

by ksteil / February 16, 2008 10:09 AM PST

A friend send me two separate e-mails with photos from trips she has taken.
I was trying to see if it could be converted into .jpg, but the attachment is greyed-out. It seems to be a shortcut and nothing happens when I click on it.
I have Vista and hope that I'm in the right forum with this inquiry.

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.ink or .lnk...
by John.Wilkinson / February 16, 2008 12:53 PM PST

The two can look quite alike, depending on the font. If it's the latter it's nothing more than a link to a file which you likely don't have, so you'd need to ask for the actual file to be sent. If it's the former it could have been created by a Tablet PC, PocketPC, Mimio Studio, or CorelDRAW. Since it's a non-standard format you'd need to ask which application it was created with and, preferably, ask that they convert it to a JPEG since it's unlikely you have a program that can open it.


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.ink vs .Ink
by ksteil / February 17, 2008 12:26 AM PST
In reply to: .ink or .lnk...

John, thanks for your prompt reply.

It is .Ink and looks like a shortcut. My friend knows even less than I do about computers, but I will ask her to send the file instead of the shortcut. Hope we can figure this out and both learn something new.

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