File opened by wrong app! .bin opened by Toast

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  1. maclamb macrumors 6502

    maclamb

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    #1
    I downloaded a file with a bin extension - Yahoo Messanger install and when I try to openit it starts up Roxio Toast - and needless to say it doesn't run!

    How can I get this to open and run correctly?
     
  2. medea macrumors 68030

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    #2
    are you using OS X? if not what are you running?
    if you are in os x then highlight the .bin file and then hold down the apple key and the letter i . this will open the information for that file and will see where it says open with, change it there.
     
  3. cb911 macrumors 601

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    #3
    maybe you got a dodgy copy & should try downloading it again. or you could try opening Stuffit Expander and then try to open the .bin file.
     
  4. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    #4
    just use cmd+i on the file and tell it to open with the proper app (stuffit). it would also be beneficial to go ahead and change all.
     
  5. maclamb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #5
    thanks - that worked on my PB
    I tried earlier today - my first thought - on my desktop and it crashed Stuffit...
     
  6. scem0 macrumors 604

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    #6
    That happened to me too. It was annoying, but you just have to set the default program and it will correct it (As stated by sparkleytone). I wonder why that happened to us...
     
  7. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    #7
    it happened because .bin is also a common disk image format, which Toast recognizes.
     
  8. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Isn't it illegal from programs to become the default program for opening something unless it asks 1st? It probably did, and I just clicked 'Okay' without looking, because I tend to do that :D.
     
  9. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    #9
    What happened is that the meta-data for application preference is often lost when a file is downloaded, and the OS decides which association to make.

    I have a StuffIt .bin sitting right next Toast .bin, each with the correct icon, each opens to the correct app...
     
  10. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    #10
    I had that problem to. BUT then I just dragged the icon to my StuffIt Expander (that was in my Dock) and it opened fine. The other ways are good to if you didn't want to keep StuffIt in your Dock. I don't keep it in my Dock either, but I happened to have the program open so it worked :)

    Just my thoughts... :D
     

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