Strange file opening behaviour

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stevep, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. stevep macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2004
    I often dump files onto the desktop while I'm working on them. Last week I saved 2 excel files and 2 illustrator files on the desktop while I was working on them. I've since moved the illustrator files into another folder.
    When I dble-click one of the Excel files it opens that file, plus the 2 illustrator files, all in Excel! Of course, the illustrator files are just garbage, not recognisable images.
    I'm not sure how to change this, or even if I can.
    Repairing permissions has had no effect. The 'Get Info' doesn't show anything unusual on any of the files - they're associated with the correct programs.
    Any clues????
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Sounds like a job for Disk Warrior or Tech Tool Pro. Sounds like the file system is messed up.

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