Problem opening catalogs in Lightroom with double click (MacOS file association lost)

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Lightroom 4.3, on OSX 10.8.2, will not open a catalog file by double clicking in the finder. The dock icon bounces once, and then nothing happens. Choosing File > Open in Finder does not work, but dragging the file into the dock icon does. Opening Lightroom first, and then choosing the catalog file also works.
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Cameron Braun

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Cameron Braun

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After rebuilding my LaunchServices, everything is working properly again.
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Chris Cox

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Yeah, the choice of which app to launch with double click is an OS setting/choice. If it's not working, then there is a problem with the OS table of file associations. Sounds like your Launch Services database was corrupt, and rebuilding it fixed the problem.