Help! Preview problems!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zakatov, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. zakatov macrumors 6502a

    zakatov

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    Location:
    South Florida
    #1
    Ok, so here's the summary of the problem:
    -all image files (from .jpg to .tff) began opening in ColorSync
    -Preview was not recognized as a "recommended app" for these files.
    -when forced to select Preview (in get info pane), it worked fine, BUT:
    -when selected "apply to all", the icon for any fily type (.pdf, .jpg, ...) went to a "blank paper" icon, but still opened with Preview.

    This is bothering me to no end.

    I tried trashing prefs, and restarting with no effect.

    So, does anyone know how to fix this? Or does anyone know how I can reinstall Preview from the Tiger disk?

    I'm running a G5 with 10.4.1.

    Thanks in advance.


    EDIT: Made a new user, no problems with Preview. What does that mean and how do I fix it for my login?
     
  2. zakatov thread starter macrumors 6502a

    zakatov

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Location:
    South Florida
    #2
    Here's how to fix this:

    step 1: go to user's library and remove launchservices.plist
    step 2: go to system's library, then caches and remove any and all launchservices files
    step 3: reboot
    step 4: ...
    step 5: profit.
     

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