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Question: Why doesn't clicking on pngs open Preview?

A few weeks ago, Preview started going MIA. After years of faithfully showing pngs, jpgs, etc. when I click on them, Preview ignores them.


(The click on the image files causes the obsolete HP Photosmart Studio to slowly rise up and crash.)


To open a file in Preview, I have to open Preview and use its menu commands or drop the file on the Preview icon.


How can I reset my system so clicking on pngs etc. will open Preview without any fuss?

Mac mini, OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)

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Select one of your png's highlight it and press Command- i to get the info window up. Go to Open With and select Preview from the drop down, and then press Change All so all your png's will now open with Preview.

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Nov 18, 2017 12:57 AM in response to crabpaws In response to crabpaws

Select one of your png's highlight it and press Command- i to get the info window up. Go to Open With and select Preview from the drop down, and then press Change All so all your png's will now open with Preview.

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