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MAC/QuarkXpress files I work for a school. i have a MAC G4 with OSX 10.3.9. i had OSX 10.2 until one of our IT guys upgraded it for me. right after that, Classic wouldn't open. ( i have such an old version of Photoshop that i still need classic). i was encountering other problems and getting error messages so IT decided to restore my mac. they brought me a thumb drive and said to move everything that i wanted to keep to the thumb drive. i did. then they discovered that the only thing wrong with my mac was the temporary file had been removed. so... everything was taken off the thumb drive and put back on the mac. Now...some of my quark 6.1 files open and some dont. i get a message saying "There is no default application specified to open the document 'program'. There is 2 buttons to choose from "cancel" or "choose application". If I "choose application" it takes me to the menu to choose an application to open it with but i am unsucessful in being able to find an application to open it with. I also have the same problem with the Microsoft "Word" files and some jpegs. Are all of these files lost forever or is there something i can do to fix them? Thanks....

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If you highlight (one click) one of the Quark, JPEG or Word files, when you are on the desktop and then go to File - Get Info a window should open for the file you selected.

In the Info window about halfway down there should be the text "Opens with", in here you can select the application to open your document (most applications should be found in the Applications folder)

Also if you press the Change All button this will set the files to open up in the selected application the next time you click on one.

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