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  1. #1

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    Jun 28, 2007
    File Associations - Change All Not Working!?
    Hello all. I have an odd problem. I am trying to change the association for .java files.

    Currently they show up with an Excel logo and indeed open up with Microsoft Excel. I would like to change them to open in a program called JEdit.

    I right click (ctrl-click) on the icon and go to "Get Info". I use the "Open with:" drop down and browse to my JEdit application. All seems fine to this point. I click on "Change All..." and a confirmation window pops up to say "Cancel" or "Continue". When i hit continue the open with immediately reverts back to Excel.

    Any ideas how to get the change to stick?

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    Sep 13, 2006
    Deep in the heart of Texas!
    Check out this App (free) for changing default "open with" that creates an App in the Sys. Prefs.: RCDefaultApp

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jun 28, 2007
    Doesn't seem to work. I downloaded the app and installed it. I went through all of the tabs and even added java to the extensions tab. It says JEdit but when i am in finder it always wants to use Excel.

    Is it a finder issue?

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