default applications for file types

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

  1. dacoolest macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2011
    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. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    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. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    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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