File Don't Open With Default Application

printspt

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I just brought up an Xserve with mirroring. The files are all supposed to be kept in 2 separate disks. Now I have trouble opening any files.

It seems that the files lost their default application designation. When I go to "get info", I look at the "Open with" field and it is empty. Trying to reset the pointer to the application, but the application is greyed out in the selection.

How do I reset the field to the correct application?
 

elander

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Ctrl-click the file, select "Open with->Other...". In the dialogue window, deselect "Recommended applications" and select "All applications" instead. Now find the application you want to open, select it and click ok.

This problem is probably due to a problem with one or both of these files: "com.apple.LaunchServices.UserCache.csstore" in "/Library/Caches/" and "com.apple.LaunchServices.plist" in "~/Library/Preferences". Trash them and restart, and they should be rebuilt with the correct contents, and your files should open with the right applications again.
 
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