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How to set my default application...not working

Mar 26, 2012 7:20 AM

My company has nearly all adobe applications installed from PageMaker 6.5 through InDesign 5.5. We use them all frequently. I'm trying to set my defaults on the Mac Pros and it is not working.


Specs if Needed:


OSX 10.6.8 

Model Identifier:          MacPro5,1

  Processor Name:          Quad-Core Intel Xeon

  Processor Speed:          2.8 GHz

  Number Of Processors:          1

  Total Number Of Cores:          4

  Memory:          6 GB

  Boot ROM Version:          MP51.007F.B01

+BootCamp dual boot Windows 7


We proof out all files in the version that it comes to us. Our customers are on different versions than the most current, and it's driving us crazy that we can't set the defaults for

each Adobe application. For Instance,


We want for Defaults:

Photoshop = CS4

InDesign = CS4

Illustrator = CS5



The Finder will not allow us to make the change to open all of a certain file type in the version we want by default. We also use a third party application that allows us to "double

click" InDesign files and open them in the correct version. This saves valuable navigation time and because of the OS's problem with using the correct icons, it also saves us time

dealing with the "Untitled" document when we accidentally convert by opening in the wrong application by mistake. We have gone through Onyx utilities and massive permissions

troubleshooting to no avail. Does anyone know how to set the default for ALL files of a type for Adobe Apps? This has been thoroughly tested and is not working on 10 plus

machines, and only effects Adobe apps.


Any Ideas?

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    Mar 26, 2012 11:33 AM   in reply to Seth McGraw

    Try the Soxy utility. Do a Google search. Works for me.

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    Mar 26, 2012 9:53 PM   in reply to Seth McGraw

    Yes, Soxy works on a Mac. Here's the link. Check it out: 


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