How do I make QuickTime 7 default?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TechnoEagle, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. TechnoEagle macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2010
    I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard, and therefore have Quicktime X in addition to Quicktime 7 Pro (I paid the $30 to upgrade). Since I have the Pro version of Quicktime 7, I want all movie files to open with Quicktime 7. I opened the Get Info window for a .mov file I just downloaded, switched the default application to Quicktime 7, and pressed the "Change All" button. However, if I close the Get Info window and open it back up, the default application has switched back to Quicktime Player Launcher. How do I get Quicktime 7 to be the default application for all Quicktime files?
  2. TYancy macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2009
    Set QuickTime 7 as Default

    The current version of QuickTime 7 (download and SnowLeopard optional install) includes a resource file that reroutes things to QuickTime X. To get rid of it (at your own risk, by the way), do the following:

    1) Go to the QT7 icon in the Apps > Utilities folder and drag it into your Applications folder for convenience. If you wish, you can drag the QT X icon into the Utilities folder.

    2) Right click on the QT7 icon and select "Show Package Contents". Open the Resources folder and locate the item named "QuickTime Player Launcher". (It has a QTX icon.)

    2) Drag it out onto your desktop and close the QT7 contents window.

    3) Select any movie on your machine and do a "Get Info". Go to the "Open with:" section and select QT7 from the list, then click on the "Change All" button

    That's it. If you start feeling guilty, you can return the resource to the QT7 contents > resources subfolder and say three Hail Marys and two Our Fathers. If you are the more bold and audacious sort, however, pause for a moment to admire the sumptuously beautiful QTX icon, then chuck it in the trash.
  3. faffie macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    Quicktime 7 Default instructions


    I registered on MacRumors just to thank you for your post. I have paid (both times I bought Macs) for Apple Support and they have never been able to help me with my questions, though not for lack of trying. They are very patient and friendly, but they seem to just do their own database searches and make me wait for the answer. I have solved every problems by doing my own forum searches and yours was particularly clear and to the point. Many thanks.

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