How to Change the Default App that Opens Files on a Mac
How to Change the Default
App that Opens Files on a Mac
Category: Tech Tips
Why Change the Default?
Annoyed by iTunes opening your movie files? Prefer
to use Numbers instead of Excel for spreadsheets?
Follow these steps to change the default app that
opens these and other file types.
• Open audio and video (mp3, m4a, m4v, mov, mp4)
• Open PDF files in Preview
• Open Excel files in Numbers
• Open Word files in Pages
Right-click on file and choose “Get Info”
the control key
Use the “Open with” menu to select a different app
I set all mv4 files to
open with QuickTime
instead of iTunes
Click “Change All” to set a new default. That’s it!
Want to open only one file in a specific app?
file, choose Open
With, and select
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