How to edit file and app associations system wide?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RemarkabLee, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I'm using the 'Default Apps' system preferences plugin to view all my system file associations and the extensions that a given application recognises, but it doesn't give me the opportunity to remove an application instance.

    Example, I have used 'The Unarchiver' from a network share and locally. I want to remove the reference to the network share location and also remove a lot of the excessive file associations it creates (i.e. 002-099 extensions and r01-r99)

    Does anyone know where I can edit the system file that controls associations, or recommend a good system utility for this purpose?

    Many thanks! :)
     

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  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The Mac has not used a single file for this purpose since System 6. MacOS X's file association system is much more sophisticated even than System 7-MacOS 9. My advice to you is to leave it alone.
     
  3. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So manually editing may be a bad idea - so is there a system utility (third party or otherwise) that can help me administer my own system?
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    The application will have been logged with launch services. You can clear the list of applications in the launch services database but I don't know if you can do it on a per-app basis.
     

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