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When I try and search for something using spotlight, all application results show the .c file extension icon instead of the actual app icon you would expect to see for FireFox, Safari, Mail etc. Very annoying. I have tried Cmd + I to change the file association there, but it does not address the problem correctly. Any ideas?

  • Please post a screenshot. – duci9y Nov 3 '12 at 7:41
  • Sorry, I am a new user and it would not let me post an image. But it does let me post a link. If a few kind users click the up vote, I can post images :) – David Nov 3 '12 at 17:40
  • Oh you’ll ear repo over time, don’t worry :) As for the problem tell me the names of all development applications you have installed (Xcode, etc). – duci9y Nov 3 '12 at 17:55
  • I have Xcode, TextMate, NetBeans, Git Tower, Versions, Dreamweaver, eclipse. I have a few more, but I don't think they help make things more clear. – David Nov 3 '12 at 18:43
  • Wow that’s a lot! One of these apps has probably taken over your LaunchServices database (I don’t exactly recall what it is called). This issue has been addressed many times here, please search for “missing icons” and related search terms. Sorry, I don’t remember the exact commands, but this is a start. :) – duci9y Nov 4 '12 at 10:09

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