Classic Illustrator files opening in Preview

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Andy G, May 24, 2005.

  1. Andy G macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2004
    I have just upgraded from 10.2.8 to 10.4. I run Illustrator 9.0 in Classic mode, pending getting CS2. Now when I double click an Illustrator file it opens in Preview, rather than launching Illustrator as it used to in 10.2.8. I now have to open the files through the which is a pain . . .

    How can I get it to open Illustrator as before?

    Andy G.
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Find one of those Illustrator files. Choose File menu -> Get Info... (cmd-I). Under Open With: choose Illustrator 9 and hit the Change All-button.

    (Does Illustrator 9 start up at all? I.e. have you reinstalled Classic support?)
  3. Andy G thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2004

    That's done the trick!

    Thanks very much!!

    (I have not re-installed Classic Support, not knowing quite how to. When installing 10.4 I just did the simplest upgrade, rather than Archive & Install or Wipe etc, since I didn't want to lose settings / data / re-install app. software. I may do this once I feel a bit more confident, since I'm sure the whole thing will function a bit more smoothly - I cannot now network, and keep getting an 'unable to find Trusted Connection' or something. Just a few little set-up issues I'm sure, which I will tackle when I have more time.)



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