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Default Application TO Open A Downloaded File (2 posts)

  • Started 18 years ago by Charlie
  • Latest reply 18 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Charlie Member

    When I downloaded my daily server log using Fetch 4 on my Mac/OSX I always had to select the application (textedit) to read the file. The default application to open the file was none. After upgrading to an early version of Fetch 5 miraculously the files now knew to use Textedit as the default application. (Yeah, great, no more extra clicking around to open it!)

    Now after upgrading to Fetch 5.0.4, things are back to the old way and the default application to open the server log file after downloading it is Fetch and not Textedit.

    I've been using OX 10.4.latest will all versions of Fetch 5.

    The basic problem is my server logs are automatically named access.ddMONYEAR and don't use the .txt extension.

    I've tried playing with the various preference/configuration settings within Fetch to no avail.

    Any suggestions? Thanks

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    We are a little surprised to hear that you saw this working in Fetch 5 at any point, because no version of Fetch 5 so far has had a way to set a default application to open unknown files with, or had a built-in fallback to TextEdit.

    As you probably know, you can specify the default application for each kind of filename extension, but that's not very helpful for your situation where the extension changes every day.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but there is no setting to fix the problem for now. We are aware that some of our users have the same issue as you, and we are thinking about ways to solve it in a future version of Fetch 5.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 18 years ago #


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