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jamiem1987
Aug 5, 2012, 01:29 PM
Hi guys.. something and nothing here:

since updating to ML I've noticed VLC is listed twice when I select open with, I've deleted the app and it still remains! Can someone else check their system to see if theirs is the same?

Many thanks!



miles01110
Aug 5, 2012, 01:30 PM
This may or may not still work.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9002880&postcount=2

Icy1007
Aug 5, 2012, 02:18 PM
Sounds like you have two different versions of VLC installed.

EDIT: I'm actually having a similar issue, but mine is with Evernote. Shows twice under "Open With" menu.

miles01110's tip fixed it. Thanks

lupin.terzo
Sep 23, 2012, 06:57 PM
Had the same problem with VLC, the posted solution corrected the problem in my case.

Thank you very much.

Cheers

fiddlestyx
Jan 16, 2013, 01:42 PM
This may or may not still work.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9002880&postcount=2

I had the same issue and it'd been bugging the crap out of me!

This fixed it, thanks!

charlieegan3
Jan 16, 2013, 01:45 PM
I had it worse.

charlieegan3
Jan 16, 2013, 01:51 PM
I had the same issue and it'd been bugging the crap out of me!

This fixed it, thanks!

Fixed it for me too, thanks.

Lump
Jan 16, 2013, 01:56 PM
Thanks!!!

sidewinder
Jan 16, 2013, 02:02 PM
Here is the best command to use:

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -all s,l,u; killall Finder

S-

fiddlestyx
Jan 16, 2013, 03:39 PM
I had it worse.

Hell, I would of been going crazy with that!

cdembek
Jan 30, 2013, 07:53 AM
Manage corruption in the launch services
One of the primary reasons why the launch services will not include a program is if there is a corruption in them that prevents them from being updated or read by the user's account. In these situations, clearing and rebuilding the launch services database should restore proper functionality. To do this, open the Terminal utility and run the following command (copy and paste it, and provide your account password when prompted):
`sudo find /System/Library/Frameworks -name lsregister` -kill -seed
This command should locate the lsregister program and run it with the "-kill" and "-seed" flags that will delete it and repopulate it using the application packages in the default Applications folders.

dubAdub
May 19, 2013, 02:43 PM
Here is the best command to use:

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -all s,l,u; killall Finder

S-

That worked for me.

I had VLC listed several times.

The first command didn't work.

Imac Sam
May 20, 2013, 09:31 AM
The above worked for me as well.

sarah11918
May 20, 2013, 10:10 AM
The instruction from post #9 worked like a charm, thanks! I'd had multiple copies of multiple programs in my "open with" list. Much better now.

xgman
May 20, 2013, 12:35 PM
Do you have to redo any custom "always open with" items with these method?

Weaselboy
May 20, 2013, 12:52 PM
Do you have to redo any custom "always open with" items with these method?

No, it does not change that setting.

w0lf
May 20, 2013, 05:29 PM
You can add this http://www.mediafire.com/download/xkj1hsaxw3o35ud/osx_duplicate_fix.zip app to your launch items if you don't want to memorize the terminal command.

Simplicated
May 21, 2013, 02:52 PM
This problem was worsened in Mountain Lion, I wonder why Apple hasn't fixed it yet.