Open with app doesn't stick

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by karendesign, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. karendesign macrumors newbie

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    It appears that Mountain Lion is not allowing me to update the default open-with app of a document (in the Get Info panel). I am logged in to my Mac administrator account.

    I use Parallels Desktop to run Windows on my Mac. Typically, I can double-click a Windows document on the Mac and it opens in Windows. Recently, documents have been saved (in Windows) in the format of the new version of their application (v11). In addition, I have updated the "Open with:" application in these files' Get Info panel to that new version (by selecting "[appname]v11.app" from the pop-up).

    Unfortunately, this change isn't sticking. If I double-click the document on the Mac, it still attempts to open in the old version (v9) of the Windows app. And when I check that document's Get Info panel again, it shows "[appname]v9.app" in the "Open with:" pop-up. It happens with every document I try.

    Does anyone know why this isn't working? Thanks very much for any ideas.
     
  2. alec6542 macrumors regular

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    Trying holding down the option key when you control-click (or right click) the app, and "open with" should turn into "always open with"
     
  3. karendesign thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the idea...but it doesn't work. "Open with:" doesn't change when using control-click, and file behavior remains the same. Could there be a plist or other preference-type file that is causing the problem?

    Thanks again...
     
  4. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    I am not a "Windows guy" but maybe the problem is that you have two versions of the same Windows application residing on Windows?

    Plus, this is really more of a Parallels problem than a ML one. You should repost your problem on the Parallels Support forum and let us know back here if they came up with a solution!

    Be sure you give them all the facts: name of application, two versions on hard drive, etc.
     

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