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The desktop files on my mac G5 won't open when I double click. My son was recently using it and I don't know if he reset or changed settings that would cause this.

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One of 2 things...

One, the app used to open the files is missing or not found.
Two, the extension was removed from the file.

Try holding the Option Key while dragging the file on top the application's icon. This will force it to open.

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Yes, that is a major factor. Because the files arent actually kept on the desktop, so when you boot it, the machine has to" remember" where that content is actually stored. You should also defrag the hard drive with DISK UTILTIY.

MAIN DRIVE/APPLICATIONS/UTILITIES/DISK UTILITY

You can also check the space left on the drive. It should state at the bottom of the window when that volume is selected. Or you can also click on it once and hit the apple and "I" key..

APPLE+ I also know as "get info" from the top file menu. If you do a considerable amount of downloading, or if you have a massive itunes folder and you are saving that to your internal drive and not an external, you operating system has to weed through all that information. If youre getting spinning beach balll as well, I'd recommend install more RAM modules.

Hope this helps, keep me posted.

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SOURCE: G5 Mac Desktop freezes at random

First you need to run some maintenance (which in itself may solve it) to rule out software issues, so start here...  
Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck
 
Mac OS X: How to start up in single-user or verbose mode
 
If that doesn't help, try booting into Safe Mode and see what happens, if it comes up hopefully another restart may solve, if not, you can at least use this as a starting point to try and resolve. Safe Mode will allow you to get around, surf, etc...
  
What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?
  
Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode

If Safe Mode comes up alright, I would install AppleJack, excellent troubleshooting article can be found here... Troubleshooting Tools: AppleJack
 
Another excellent free tool for performing maintenance is Onyx (be sure to download the right version for your system). Install the package, then run it, it will check your drive and the structure, after this, click on the automation tab and check on everything for Maintenance, Clear Cache, Cleaning, and check on Reset -> LaunchServices database and Mail's Envelope Index. When it completes, restart. Repeat any time something seems flaky, if not try to run at least once a month.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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Opening apps


I assume you running some version of OS X; you did not specify.
A .exe file is a Windows executable (program). It will not run in the Mac OS unless you have Parallels. (Don't feel bad; the Windows people can't run anything for Mac.)
You should be able to double-click on a dmg file and have it mount as a virtual disk drive. First, go to the Finder Preferences and make sure the External disks are included in the items to be shown on the Desktop. If you don't get a new Finder window when you try to open a .dmg file, check your desktop for the disk image icon (it looks like a picture of a white USB external floppy disk drive without a slot on the front). Open that and you should see the files.

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Backup and Restore Favourites on Garmin Nuvi Satnav


If your garmin nuvi satnav becomes faulty it may have to be reset or indeed scrapped. Either way you lose the places saved in your favourites folder.

If you have backed them up to your computer it's a simple matter to restore them to your reset nuvi or to a new one.

To Backup Favourites in GarminNuvi Satnav


Instructions for PC:
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Instructions for Mac:
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  3. Double-click on the Garmin folder (For nuvi 1xxx series units skip this step)
  4. Double-click the GPX folder
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  8. Click any blank area on the desktop
  9. Go to the Edit menu again
  10. Click Paste Item
Now, if for some reason you need to put the file back onto your garmin nuvi satnav, you will need to send it over to your satnav using a program. For the PC, you will need MapSource which can be downloaded at:http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

To send the file back to the satnav using MapSource on a PC:
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  2. Go to the Start menu
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  4. Highlight Garmin
  5. Click MapSource
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  8. At the top where it says "Look in:", select Desktop
  9. At the bottom where it says "Files of type:" select GPS eXchange Format (*.gpx)
  10. Click on the Current.gpx file
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Currently MapSource does not work with the Mac operating system so you'll either need access to a windows computer or a windows environment on your Mac to send the file back to your satnav.

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A lot of PC users are watching closely on the growth of popularity on Apple products. Parallels Desktop for Mac provides an awesome alternative - running Windows directly from within Mac OS X.

The developers have tried to create as seamless an experience as possible, incorporating features like Coherence, which let you open a Windows application from the Mac OS X Dock, and SmartSelect, which lets you open Mac documents with Windows applications (and vice versa).

The benefit of this is it is now possible to run various program like Windows XP or Vista on an Apple Mac computer.

With the Parallel Desktop for MAC, it now enables Apple MAC user to use Windows, Linux, and more side by side with MAC OS or any Intel Powered MAC without rebooting.

There’s a lot of benefits Parallel Desktop has to offer and these includes opening windows file with MAC Application and Mac files with Windows Application using parallel SmartSelect. Share files and folders between Windows and MAC.

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New to a recent upgrade is SmartSelect, which lets you associate file types with applications on the guest operating system.

For example, if someone sends you a Word document via Apple Mail, you can use SmartSelect to designate the Windows version of Word to open the file when you double-click it.

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HI, read through this Apple artice, I hope it helps. Please rate if useful, thanks!

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106156

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