File associations all screwy

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SimonMW, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. SimonMW macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    Had a couple of power cuts here recently during thunderstorms. My system hasn't quite been the same since. At the moment for some reason it is associating files with apps on my old backup drive of Leopard (I've kept a version with Leopard as well as having a backup of my SL system).

    So for example if I right click on a JPEG file I get the choice of opening it with Preview or Photoshop. Except that the Photoshop it wants to open is on the older backup drive, not on my current main drive!

    How can I restore the associations to look for apps on the main OS drive instead of the backup one?
  2. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

    Feb 20, 2010
    Search around for "rebuilding the LaunchServices database". There are tips about using AppleScript and/or Terminal to do it over at macosxhints (and probably here at MR as well), or use a program such as OnyX. The precise steps depends on OS version.

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