I know that to associate a file with an app, i click 'open with' then check the always open... box but os x doesn't save that info with some files types. For example, i sometimes open windows .nfo files with the text app in os x but they stay as unrecognised files afterwards. if i right click the nfo file and go to 'open with', text isn't even there as a suggested app. i have to manually drill down to the applications folder and locate the app each time. any suggestions? thanks guys, dren.