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joern
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Mellel files show up as zip files

Post by joern » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:43 pm

Hello,
I had this strange behaviour a long time ago and now it appears again: Mellel files have an icon of a zip file on the finder and if I click on them the unzip application opens. But I assigned via "Information" Mellel as the program to execute Mellel files. Now they appear once as zip file and then as mellel file and again as zip file.
I have no idea and finally got Mellel to open its own files but I feel uncomfortable because it is a very important document I work on.

best wishes
Jörn

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Re: Mellel files show up as zip files

Post by Eyal Redler » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:41 pm

This is typical of a glitch in the operating system causing it to "forget" which files open with which app. What you need to do is to not only assign Mellel again to these files but also make sure the change applies to all of Mellel's files:
1. Select the file in the finder
2. Choose File->Get Info
3. Select Mellel in the "Open With" popup menu
4. Click the "Change All..." button to apply this to all Mellel files.
Regarding your uncomfortable feeling, this is annoying but it should be cause for worry, this is not a sign of a problem with the files (it has nothing to do with the files).
Eyal Redler
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Re: Mellel files show up as zip files

Post by joern » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:05 pm

Hello Eyal,
thanks for the hint. I did it and will see how it behaves in the future. I had no explanation for it and my file didn't opened and I was a kind of nervous because its important for me. Is there size limit of a mellel file? Might be a stupid question but it has almost 400 MB.

Jörn

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Re: Mellel files show up as zip files

Post by Icelander » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:47 pm

Did you try rebuilding Launch Services? You can do that with the free maintenance software OnyX: Maintenance > Rebuilding > Launch Services

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Re: Mellel files show up as zip files

Post by joern » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:55 pm

I will keep it in mind if problems again arise.

Thanks for the hint
Jörn

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