Where does OSX store file type information and associations?


macrumors 604
Original poster
Aug 10, 2010
Poole, England

Does any one know this?

Where does OSX store file types (kind for e.g. .doc = Microsoft Word 97-2004 document")? I assume this should be in some plist hidden away somewhere.

Similarly, I am looking for where does OSX store "open with" information. In other words, what file is associated to open with what application. Yes, I know I can change this in finder, but where can I access the full list?

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