Weird file associations glitch

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by beebarb, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. beebarb macrumors 6502

    beebarb

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    I have music module files of various formats, and I am encountering a strange file association error on OS X 10.11.4.

    I want XM and IT modules associated with VLC.
    I want MOD and S3M modules associated with Audio Overload.

    There are more which I mostly want associated with Audio Overload, but associated with VLC if it's a format Audio Overload doesn't understand, like the ones already listed as me wanting associated with VLC.

    For some strange reason, as an example, each time I try to change associations for XM, MOD will also be affected.

    I thought file associations functioned based off the extension, but this is just WTF?!
    How do I get the associations to work how they are supposed to?!
     
  2. mag01 macrumors regular

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  3. beebarb thread starter macrumors 6502

    beebarb

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    I doubt that'll work properly with El Capitan. It was last updated in 2009.

    I've tried changing the associations using both Finder and Path Finder.
     
  4. mag01 macrumors regular

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    I haven't tried it in El Cap, but it definitely works in Mavericks so there's some hope...
     
  5. beebarb thread starter macrumors 6502

    beebarb

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    Also, I have tried to reset the LaunchServices database, but it only seemed to make the problem worse.
     

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