Lion claiming some jpegs are apps?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by GuerillaTech, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. GuerillaTech macrumors member

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    After the upgrade to lion, some of my pictures are being reported as apps when I try to open them with preview. I deleted them just to be safe. Is anyone else experiencing this? It never happened in snow leopard.
     
  2. dethmaShine macrumors 68000

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    Please provide more details.

    - files and their paths, etc
     
  3. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I have seen this issue in the earlier builds. I did not file a bug report because I just remembered :D I would wait to see if it is fixed in 10.7.1
     
  4. GuerillaTech thread starter macrumors member

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    Images are from deviantart, and that lion galaxy wallpaper that was leaked.
    they were just in the pictures folder.

    @mrapplegate
    I hope it will be fixed in 10.7.1. honestly it kinda scared me when i saw the message telling me they were apps and asking if i still wanted to open them. :eek:
     
  5. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I have not noticed it in a long time. I actually forget the exact wording. If you can get it I would love to search on the developer forum for an explanation.
     
  6. GuerillaTech thread starter macrumors member

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    it says: “Random File Name.jpeg” is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?
    and then under it: Google Chrome downloaded this file on May 15, 2011.

    I still have a copy on my backup drive if its not really an app after all.:p
     
  7. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I can't find anything. I'll keep looking. I remember mine were all .jpg as well not applications. Preview was complaining :)
     
  8. simplulo macrumors newbie

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    Since upgrading to Lion I have been having the same problem when I try to open .jpg files downloaded from e-mail. The default application is Preview. I can understand Preview being cautious about pdfs, but jpegs? When someone sends me a large number of photos, I have to open and approve each one individually, quite a hassle.
     

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