Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 7:20 PM (in response to Mr Bluez)
Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions...
Reset Launch Services...
PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.
Try your steps one more time if needed.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 7:47 PM (in response to BDAqua)
OK, I will try that later tonight. If you see this post before I do it (I have a bunch of stuff & I can't reboot to repair right now), can the permission repair be completed through the GUI instead of at boot up?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 8:26 PM (in response to Mr Bluez)
Permission Repairs can be done without rebooting, but 95% chance the others should be done first.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I did everything from a safe boot except deleting one of the files. In safe boot, the OS reported the com.apple.launchservices=023nnn.csstore in use & wouldn't let me throw it away. So I rebooted & threw it away from the normal GUI. However, I still have the issue, the fix didn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to Mr Bluez)
Hmmm, so they're still opening with Preview, or what?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 3:48 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Yes, they are defaulting back to opening with Preview. The only thing that I can think of to do at this point is a clean install. I don't want to do that, however, for such a minor inconvenience. The time spent clicking "open with Adobe" is far less than the time I would have to spend to prepare for the installation. My hard disk isn't that big & I have to back things up for a regular installation so unless someone has a great idea of why this is happening and a fix, I'm going to have to live with it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 5:51 PM (in response to Mr Bluez)
Well, as a workaround you can keep Reader in the Dock & drag PDFs to it icon, or Right click on a PDF & choose Open with...>
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 6:59 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Yah, odd though that I couldn't delete that file in safe boot. That might have been the key. Oh well, we tried
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 10:42 PM (in response to Mr Bluez)
I'll have a look again tomorrow whenI'm on my PPC G5 IN 10.5.8.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I rebooted to safe boot & repaired the permissions. Then I trashed the launch services files & rebooted. I checked my PDF preferences and they are set to Adobe. So I'm calling this success for now. I'm still very curious as to why I couldn't trash the com.apple.launchservices=023nnn.csstore initially though.
To recap, we repaired permissions & rebuilt the "launch services" paradigm. What is it about relaunching services that repaired the issue? I'm just curious.
Thanks so much for your help. Macs rule!!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to Mr Bluez)
Great news, thanks!
I suspect the file was munged, & wilst not in Safe mode it was either in use, or lost in the directory tree.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 2:23 PM (in response to Mr Bluez)
Uggh, well I thought the problem was solved but it still persists. I attempted to open a PDF today & it opened in Preview. So, now I am going to rip out Adobe & reinstall it.
The good news is that I've determined that it's an uncommon glitch. The bad news is that I've not found the solution. I'll keep everyone appraised of the progress or lack of
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 2:40 PM (in response to Mr Bluez)
Uhhhg, are these older PDFs maybe with a Resource fork? Or are they new ones from downloading or what?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 5:10 PM (in response to Mr Bluez)
No, they were new PDF's just created lately. I booted safe boot & located every file that was named Adobe with File Buddy. Then I threw everything in the trash & empted the trash. There were 4 Adobe folders that didn't want to go. I ended up moving those to the desktop one at a time, then trashing them. Then I verified & repaired permissions on my drive. I swear that permissions never will repair completely but after 3 repairs, I was done & rebooted from safe boot.
I was going to download Adobe Reader but had recently downloaded so I installed it again & changed the open with preference to Adobe for all PDF's. Then I rebooted. I opened up my PDF folder & noticed that all the files had the Adobe logo. When I checked if they still were using Adobe to open (they were), I noticed the logo disappear over the files & return to like a mini size portrait of the file. However, when I hovered over "open with" it still read Adobe. The documents also opened with Adobe.
I would declare that I have chased the poltergeist out but only time tells on this one. Again, thanks for your help BDAqua.