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VMWare Fusion for Mac starts up after video downloads

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I want videos to default to open in VLC for Mac. However, no matter what I do they always try to open in Windows Media Player.

This is what I do to try to fix it:
(To make movies open in VLC by default): I right-click on one movie, then choose Get Info. I select "Open With", then "VLC", then "Change All".

I've done this. See screenshot1
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But it still sticks to Windows Media player. Weird.

See this screenshot:
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Any ideas what's wrong?

Thanks!
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Fixed it, Gerwin Jansen
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The associations between applications and file extensions doesn't always fully resolve.

If it is only one application on VMWare Fusion you want to disassociate .. try the following 2 commands in terminal.

They force OSX to rebuild its index of what applications are associated with which file extensions

sudo /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

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killall Finder

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Inside Fusion, open the Virtual Machine Library window – Window menu > Virtual Machine Library, or press CMD+SHIFT+L.

Select the VM and click the Settings button.

Click the Applications icon, and then select the Default Applications tab.

Uncheck Open your Mac files and web links using Windows applications and close the window.
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Both were great help. Thanks
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