Double entires in "open with"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dylan, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. dylan macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Every app is listed twice in the open with dialog. I have no external drives or network computers mounted. A spotlight search reveals only a single app.

    Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

    apfhex

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    #2
    Have you made a clone backup using something like SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner? Even if your backup drive isn't connected, the duplicate copies of your applications on the backup can cause OS X to show two copies in the "Open With" menu.
     
  3. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

    SmurfBoxMasta

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    to fix this, copy & paste this command into the terminal:

    /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/\
    Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister \
    -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

    this resets your launch services database, which is what controls what shows up in the "Open with" list, among other things :D
     
  4. dylan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Worked like a charm. Thanks.
     
  5. 2dogs2 macrumors newbie

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    #6
    No such file or directory .. Snow Leopard

     

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