frustrating ignorance of file associations

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by benpatient, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    So yesterday I was working on some stuff, and I was sent a .sea self-extracting stuff-it archive from a client.

    To my surprise, this file was not associated with stuff-it expander for some problem, right? I just click on "browse" and select stuff-it and click "always use this application" and hit "OK" and...

    oh crap.

    i hit "system profiler" instead of "stuff-it expander"

    system profiler has opened, and it sitting there, dumbly, wondering why i sent it a .sea file.

    so i close system profiler and right-click the .sea file and try to "open with" another this point, "system profiler" is the default.

    so i browse again and this time make sure that i hit stuff-it in the list, and then hit "always use this app" and "ok".

    and the file opens.

    but then i get another .sea file today.

    and it opens by default in "system profiler." So i try and re-set that again to stuff-it.

    it doesn't work.

    no matter what i do, "system profiler (default)" stays on my contextual menu...
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Get Info on the .sea file.

    Open the Open With: section and select Stuffit, then click Change All... and confirm it.

    Actually, it should show up as an application, but since it doesn't, do that to handle it.

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