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Are there Mac associations?

By Keyboard Cowboy ·
Have two computers here that open up the wrong program when you click on a document. Somehow, it got set to open up a version of the program that was on a server. (And no, I didn't put that on the server) Anyways, I've since deleted the program off the server, and now whenever they go to open a document, it gets a program not found error. Each computer has the same program loaded locally, and if they have the open, THEN open the file, it opens just fine. So for some reason it's associateingthe file types to the wrong program. Anyone know of a way to change where it gets the program from? Thanks.

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by Keyboard Cowboy In reply to Are there Mac association ...

And by the way, the program is QuarkXpress, ver 4.11. And the OS is system 9.1

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by Stillatit In reply to Are there Mac association ...

There is a table somewhere. The last program installed with a particular code steals all files associated with that code. Reinstall the program you want to own these files and all should work.

Good luck.

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by charleskin In reply to Are there Mac association ...

Try rebuilding your desktop during a restart (Option + Command), If you have the program already installed on these two machines it should re-link them. Good luck.
Charleskin

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by steve98 In reply to Are there Mac association ...

Open the file with the local application and simply re-save the file somewhere such as on the desktop. Next time you open that file from the desktop, the file will open with your local application. I would also Rebuild the desktop by restarting yourcomputer and holding down the apple-option keys until you receive the message "do you want to rebuild the desktop?"

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by BudgieSoft In reply to Are there Mac association ...

Rebuilding the desktop will not fix the problem if you have two applications with the same 4 letter application code. Often this will happen if you have two versions of the same program. If you do have two applications with the same four letter code only the last one found will be launched when you double-click a document. If you have two versions of the same program, go through all of your old documents and resave them using the new version.

Rebuilding the desktop could lead to a loss of information in the comments fields of the files on your computer (available from get info). Use a utility such as the Symantec disk utilities to rebuild the desktop file without losing this information.

Finally, if you have a file which can be read or written by two totally separate programs, you really ought to name the files separately so you won't lose any information when the file transitions from one format to the other (sometimes proprietary formats are converted improperly).

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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