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Offline AaronH

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iMac Lost Preferences
« on: July 12, 2019, 12:26:57 PM »
Hey guys,

I have a strange one, and am wondering if anyone else has run into this. I got into work today and my iMac has forgotten which program opens what. PDFs now open with Preview, had them set to Acrobat DC as well as all of my connections to SMB drives were lost. There were no warning windows or popups from the OS at all. My desktop picture is the same - the blue/green cloud burst thing from Apple.

I'm running Sierra if that helps.
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Re: iMac Lost Preferences
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 12:32:14 PM »
Acrobat doesn't even show up in the list of App defaults in the Get Info window. I selected it manually and checked always open up with Acrobat.
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Re: iMac Lost Preferences
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 12:32:55 PM »
download a copy of Onyx and run it to repair your permissions

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https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html
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Re: iMac Lost Preferences
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 01:06:12 PM »
Sounds like your LaunchServices were lost/corrupted.
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Re: iMac Lost Preferences
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 02:15:58 PM »
Alright. I'll run onyx. Would that fix the Launch Services issue?
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Re: iMac Lost Preferences
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 04:26:18 PM »
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Once you launch OnyX, you’ll find LaunchServices listed in Maintenance > Rebuild. Just check the LaunchServices box and press Execute to rebuild it.


or, read this for a terminal command:
https://www.techjunkie.com/rebuild-launchservices-fix-duplicate-entries-os-xs-open-menu/
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