default applications for file types

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by dacoolest, May 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Nov 11, 2011
    #1
    Hi, I have been using Parallels Desktop and Windows 7 for a while and now most of the files in my mac is being opened by windows instead of mac os applications. Such as if I double click on a .mp4 file it will launch parallels and windows media player.

    Someone please help me to restore them to their original mac applications.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    #2
    Try right-clicking on an mp4 file and select Get Info. In the Open With section, select the app you want and click the Change All button.

    In theory, that should do it.
     
  3. macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    Location:
    Solon, OH
    #3
    Sadly, there's no easy way I know of to mass-fix these types of problems. There is one thing you CAN try, though. Start Parallels, go to the VM configuration. There's a setting for whether to prefer the VM or the host Mac for file types both can handle. Change that.
     

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