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Bob Cook, Mac Genius
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Experience:  I have sold Macintosh Computers since 1984. I started Sun Remarketing in 1983 and sold over 25,000.
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Suddenly my G5 cant open downloaded files, they look like

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Suddenly my G5 can't open downloaded files, they look like pc files ?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 7 years ago.
What kind of files are you downloading? It might be that your computer just doesn't know what application to open with.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
hey Bob ...It keeps saying "there is no default app spec to open the document" no I'm running a G5 w 10.4.11 but I can download and open the same files on my Macbook Pro . Also my idisk utilit has suddenly gone missing..
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 7 years ago.
Right Click (or control click) on the download. You'll see a popup window. Choose OPEN WITH and select an application that matches. Once your computer knows how to handle that type of file you should be fine.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Hey Bob
Not working .. it says none and then when I go to with and click on say stuffit ex it just quits ..
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 7 years ago.
OK Let's check to see if your files are scrambled. Open APPLICATIONS - UTILITES - DISK UTIL. Click on the button for repair file permissions.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I really want to thank you for sticking with me here. I found that my idisk Utility at about the same time turned up as a question mark in my dock , and all my other macs are intels w 10.5 ..I'm trying to find my back up to re-install my utilities.
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 7 years ago.
I think if you can run disk utilities you could choose the REPAIR DISK option and maybe solve this issue.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
that's what I think as well. I love your service and will def use it again...Let me try that!
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 7 years ago.
OK, Please let me know.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
how do I contact you again ..?
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 7 years ago.
You can use this service and continue this discussion thread.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Great! Thanx again!
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 7 years ago.
I'll wait to talk with you again.
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