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'open with' duplicates wont go away

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Rossatron, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    #1
    i tried using
    Code:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain user;killall Finder;echo "Open With has been rebuilt, Finder will relaunch"
    which works - temporarily, but after some time all the duplicate entries just come back :/ anyway to solve this?
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    Weaselboy

    #2
    When you say after some time they come back, are they coming back after app. updates? If so, that is a bug in the way certain apps update. For example every freakin' time Skitch updates in the App Store I get the duplicate entries.

    If this is what you are seeing, it is not something you are doing wrong, it is just a bug.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    #3
    No, it's not after an update. Friday before last, I cleaned the list. Today (no updates what-so-ever) all the duplicates are back. I can even tell you that on Sunday before the said Friday it also happened - at first it was just wierd, but when I noticed I tarted tracking the problem and it does come back after a whole. I can do a clean install of ML if that'd work, but I feel it's just an exaggerated solution to (what should be) a simple problem

    Edit: tell you what, though: it's possible this two-weeks period I had an ML update. Will that cause the problem, even though its not an app update?
     
  4. macrumors demi-god

    Weaselboy

    #4
    Hmmm... I am baffled. I double checked and you are running exactly the correct Terminal command to fix it. A ML point update would not cause this. A clean install seems pretty drastic.

    Can you think of perhaps anything else going on that seems to coincide with this? All I have ever seen cause it is app updates.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    #5
    Nope, no updates
     

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