After SSD Install, default apps revert on restart

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by M. Malone, May 30, 2013.

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    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    Hello Everyone.

    I'm on the latest update of Mountain Lion.

    So I installed an SSD Samsung 840, and Enabled Trim.

    Now the problem is, I have a default set of apps I always use.

    Chrome for browsing
    Quicktime to play all MP3s

    When I restart my computer, everything goes back.


    Safari becomes the default browser
    iTunes becomes the default MP3 player

    What's going on?

    I do not have FileVault enabled.

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    Jul 13, 2008
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Have you tried the usual? Permissions Repair.
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    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    I am reviving this thread to explain to others my issue.

    The hard drive was faulty. It was a Samsung 840 500GB

    So I installed the SSD and start up times improved, it was snappier, quieter.

    But I was faced with the above issue.

    I verified disk permissions which had so many issues and corruptions.

    This was surprising because I didn't clone my older drive. It was a totally clean install.

    I went ahead and repaired, but I still had the same issue of default apps not staying default after a restart.

    I formatted the hard drive and started fresh again, it worked fine after that for about a week. Then the stutters and slow downs happened.

    My computer would crash right when I woke it from sleep and it forced me to hold down the power button.

    This happened up until yesterday. When I restarted, I got the folder with question mark.

    I verified the hard drive was dead. I have switched back to the old hard drive and await a replacement from Samsung.

    Good luck!

    PS, I had trim enabled from day 1

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