Exclude a drive from LaunchServices Database?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Benjamindaines, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    #1
    I have a clone of my hard drive on an external hard drive but when ever I right click > Open With I get doubles of everything (one from my internal drive and one from the back up). Is there any way to exclude the external drive from being scanned by LaunchServices?

    BTW the LaunchServices Database is what controls the Open With menu and program defaults.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Well, it's not perfect but if you make an archive of the external drive's Applications folder and ditch the original, it should exclude those apps from the Open With menu. I'm sure there's a better answer out there though, so I'll keep my eyes peeled. :)
     

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