how to change "kind" of files in OSX mavericks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by mrjayviper, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. mrjayviper macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2012
    I have assigned Text Wrangler as the default app for all my .srt files (right click on one of the files -> get info -> open with Text Wrangler -> change all).

    My confusion is that even though I have done this, in Finder some files show as "Text file" while most show as "TextWrangler document".

    I've remove all the .DS_Store files in my volume but still no change.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    In saying that, double-clicking on the .srt files marked as "text file" still opens them in Text Wrangler.

    thanks a lot
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Rebuilding Launch Services Database sometimes works.
    In Terminal:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
    This can take a while. It'll also eliminate multiple copies of Apps from your "Open With" popup menu.

    Follow that with:
    killall Finder
  3. kastorff macrumors regular


    Oct 7, 2006
    I use Magic Launch. It's a prefpane that uses a helper app to map extensions or file types to specific apps. Although I primarily use it to map .txt and .pdf files to specific apps, it has way more power than that.

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