Windows File Sybmols

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Doctor Who, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Doctor Who macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm not using windows on my mac but I opened microsoft word on my mac and every single file type changed to have the windows symbol. Sorry if I'm not being very clear. How do I remove all this clutter?

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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
    #2
    This sounds like a cache problem - in this case, the file type icon cache. One bad entry has messed up everything. The fix is described here.

    Basically, you need to find and trash some files:
    "com.apple.LaunchServices.UserCache.##.csstore" in "/Library/Caches/", where ## is a number, and "com.apple.LaunchServices.plist" in "~/Library/Preferences". Reboot your Mac for the change to take effect.
     

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