Open file - repeated context menus?? (SL)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ramparts, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. ramparts macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    Since I installed Snow Leopard, I've noticed that most of the time when I've right-clicked a file to open it and go to "Open With", it lists the usual options and then repeats them four or five times! It's not hard to work with but it does look really weird. I can post a screenshot if this isn't a common problem, but I wasn't sure how to search for it. Any ideas?
  2. darkpaw macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2007
    London, England
    I believe Cocktail will sort this out. You need to rebuild the LaunchServices database.

    - Download Cocktail here:
    - Install.
    - Launch.
    - System section > Databases tab.
    - Click "Rebuild".
  3. ramparts thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    Worked fine all day until I clicked the "Open With" menu for a TeX file (.tex), and then it happened again. Interestingly, rebuilding the database changed the file association for TeX files (they used to open by default with TeXshop, now it's Apple Script Utility), but I don't think it did that for any other file types. Maybe it's something funny about TeX files?

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