Apps doubled in Open with...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Snowy_River, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Snowy_River macrumors 68030

    Snowy_River

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    #1
    Like the title says. Take a look at the attached image. Anyone have any clue why it's doing that? TIA.
     

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  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    #2
    Do you have a second drive attached (such as a backup drive with all the apps on it)? Those have a way of making their way into the menu after a while.

    You can clear out the menu with this command from the terminal:

    Code:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
    
    One side effect: the warning about "this is the first time you have opened this program blah blah blah" will be reset.

    The doubling will eventually come back if there are extra copies of apps around, though.
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

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    #3
    Take a look at Wild Cowboy's second post here for what it may be and how to fix it.
     
  4. Snowy_River thread starter macrumors 68030

    Snowy_River

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    #4
    Thanks a lot. That seems to have done the trick!

    I'm sure the issue did have to do with the occasionally attached backup drive. Not sure what to do about that...

    Well, again, thanks!
     

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