If you notice that your FlowJo related files are associated with the wrong version of FlowJo, this post is meant to help you fix that for your OSX Macintosh computer.
An example of this state would be an incorrect icon assigned to WSP/WSPT/Jo/JOT/ACS file (those are the types we typically will try to claim.)
- Find all instances FlowJo in your applications folder and move them to trash. empty trash. This is good to do every once in a while just since people tend to accumulate old versions.
- place the copy FlowJo you want associated with your files in Applications folder
- from terminal, execute this command:
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
- from terminal, execute this command :
- Now if you start FlowJo from your Applications folder you should get the correct icon associations.
common mistakes in fixing this state inclue using Finder's "Get Info" dialog to set file associations, or open-with-always-use mechanism - both of these are inferior methods that do not propagate as well into your OSX's file associations and/or may work only transiently (ie. till next Finder restart or next FlowJo instance.)
Also keeping multiple old versions of FlowJo that live outside of Applications may cause problems when we try to troubleshoot this in Tech Support. Be sure to keep in track where you might have older versions of FlowJo laying around - Desktop, Downloads folder, etc.