Question about the "Open With..." Menu

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Benjamindaines, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    #1
    Is there a way to make the Open With... menu only search the internal drive? I have all my apps backed up on an external drive so when ever I use the Open With... menu it has to spin up the backup drive (taking time) and once the menu does come up everything is in there twice (since there is a copy on the internal drive and on the back up drive). Anyone know of a way to do this or if it's even possible?

    --Thanks
     
  2. theBB macrumors 68020

    theBB

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    #2
    Would it help if you add the backup folders to the "Privacy" list of Spotlight's preferences?
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    #3
    No, the two databases have nothing to do with each other. And I don't have a suggestion, although I do the same thing and I haven't really had a problem--I always seem to get the one I want...
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #4
    If you don't use the backed up apps, then maybe archive them (CONTROL-CLICK and it's in the contextual menu). :)
     

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