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I use Microsoft remote desktop to connect from my mac to the windows machine I work on. I have a directory with about 50 different rdp files. (The config files for each machine). They go changed to open with the remote desktop in Windows XP on Parallels.

Is there a command I can use to change all those back to opening with the remote desktop on my Mac?

I can use the right mouse click "Always open with" command, or the equivalent on the "Get Info" menu, but I would like to find a way to make that change in bulk. "Change All..." button on the "Get Info" menu does not have any effect.

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If I understand the question correctly, this may help :

Upgrade Parallels to the latest 5626 build via the "Check for updates" option under the "Parallels Desktop "Help" menu.

Turn on SmartSelect in the Shared Applications options in Configuration Editor and start Windows.

Go to the Applications menu and choose the "SmartSelect - Set to default" menu option to recreate file associations.

After that click one of the buttons ("Only for this VM" or "For all VMs").

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Is upgrading Parallels the only way to fix this? I was not planning on upgrading to version 5, I did not think it was worthwhile. – railmeat Mar 30 '10 at 18:04
Just an idea... but I gave up the ghost on Parallels a while back..and now use Sun's Virtual Box -- since it's free. – CaseyIT Mar 30 '10 at 18:25
I would need to purchase a new Windows license I think. Worth trying I guess. Thanks. – railmeat Mar 30 '10 at 18:54

I just did this for several dozen shell scripts used to launch rdesktop via

My solution was to select all the files, right click -> "open with -> Other...", then select the appropriate app and hit "always open with". That opened a couple dozen RDP windows, which I closed, but it did take mass effect permanently. I found your question while looking for a better way. At least what I did is better than selecting each individual file.

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