File Association Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Declan, May 7, 2007.

  1. Declan macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2003
    I have just swapped to using a intel imac again, i sell macs, so luckily use and swap alot, and noticed this happen on occasion.
    I have a alot of films, .avi. and once i copy them to my new system, i select one, get info, select to use vlc, and select change all, my problem is it doesn't associate all avi, just some, yet on other macs, like the powerbook i was on before, all change, any ideas, and is this a intel issue, as it has happened before on macbook pros i have used.
  2. Declan thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2003
  3. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

    Feb 23, 2006
    I had this problem as well. I have to rack my brain and remember the solution. It's something that finder screws up. I know that for a fact.
  4. dschiller macrumors regular

    May 7, 2007
  5. Declan thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2003
    A solution would be appreciated thanks, as i have about 300 avi and they keep opening quicktime..
  6. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    Get Info on a file of the specified type; in the "Open With" section select the application you'd like to open that file type with, then click Change All....

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