Forcing a given application to ALWAYS open a file type?

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  1. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    OK, this is driving me insane. On Tiger I was always able to select the default application to open a given file type, but I can't do this in SL. I want the XLD app to always open my .flac files. So, I click on a .flack file, select "get info" and select "Open with - XLD", and then I click CHANGE ALL. Fine. Next time, I just click "open" on a .flac and it's back to some other application being the default for opening the file, and not XLD! It keeps doing that, no matter how I keep trying to get XLD to be the default... what am I doing wrong, and what can I do to get it to work?? TIA!

    I'm on 10.6.3, 27" i7 iMac.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. OldCorpse thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I just repaired permissions, and it stopped doing that - hopefully permanently... it was very annoying. How often do I have to fix permissions so this kinda sh|t doesn't happen? I thought repairing permissions was kind of rarely necessary... What a nuisance. Anyhow, thank you, it fixed things for now.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You shouldn't have to do it often. Only when you have a permissions-related problem. Glad it helped!
     
  5. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

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    Well —since repairing permissions appears to have helped —that begs the question: what were the items which Disk Utility reported as having needed fixin'?

    [for perfect recall, just open the log from within Disk Utility and use copy & paste.]
     
  6. OldCorpse thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hm. That's weird. Nothing whatsoever appears to be different or unusual about what this repair fixed... it's the same as most of the time. Here's the c&p:

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    2010-05-18 17:14:45 -0700: Disk Utility started.

    2010-05-18 17:14:57 -0700: Repairing permissions for “Macintosh HD”
    2010-05-18 17:16:38 -0700: Permissions differ on "usr/share/derby", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are lrwxr-xr-x .
    2010-05-18 17:16:38 -0700: Repaired "usr/share/derby".
    2010-05-18 17:16:49 -0700: Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    2010-05-18 17:17:19 -0700:
    2010-05-18 17:17:19 -0700: Permissions repair complete
    2010-05-18 17:17:19 -0700:
    2010-05-18 17:17:19 -0700:
     
  7. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

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