Double entires in "open with"

dylan

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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
 

apfhex

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Aug 8, 2006
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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.
 

SmurfBoxMasta

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I'm only really here at night.
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
 

dylan

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SmurfBoxMasta said:
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
Worked like a charm. Thanks.
 

2dogs2

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Feb 27, 2009
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No such file or directory .. Snow Leopard

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