I'm now on High Sierra but have had this problem previously on El Capitan.
Sometimes, even directly after a reboot, files like .png or .jpg open, instead of in Preview, which is what I want, in some ancient canon photo util programs I still have on my system (which I should probably delete).
I'd like to know what could be happening here and to investigate - can anyone advise how to precisely control filetype associations and what are the common causes of this getting messed up?
Following other questions on this topic, if I do:
I just get:
Then if I view this file in vim, I get some unreadable characters. It turns out (after a quick search for bplist), that this is a binary format, so not editable in a text editor. Is my only option to delete it? Will it be regenerated? Is there a way to view what all associations are currently and pinpoint all sources which may change them? Thanks.