Moving this discussion to the InDesign forum.
What method are you using to open the files (double-click, File > Open..., drag/drop) and what happens when you do that?
OS? Any error messages? What's the history of these files?
You'll have to do much better than that if you want help. Details, please.
O/S? Error messages? Double click or file>open?
I figured it out, but here was my problem in case someone else encounters the same issue. I was in ID CS6 application and when trying to open a file they were all shadowed. I clicked on the ENABLE drop down and picked "All Documents" instead of "All Readable Documents" and they all lit up. I'm not sure why it was like that being a fresh install, but I'm glad it was an easy fix! Thanks for answering me. I'm bookmarking this site incase I run into any real issues.