Finder - can't find application

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Civil Engineer, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Civil Engineer macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2013
    In the last few weeks, every time I double click a file to open it, i get a Finder message "The application can't be found." I get it with PDFs (have Acrobat), Word, Excel, Powerpoint (Office 2013 installed). In the Finder window it recognizes the file type and lists the application, but it will not open it.

    I looked but could not find a file/application association preference in Finder. I am running OSX 10.9.4. Any ideas?
  2. h9826790 macrumors G5


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
  3. =E= macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2013
    What happens if you right click on the file your trying to open, choose "show info.." then "open with.." and pick the application you want to open up with?

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