"Open With" has same program listed many times!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mork, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Mork macrumors 6502

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    If I right click a PDF (for example) and then select "Open with", I get a list of possible "other" programs where every program is duplicated several times.

    Preview App at the top is only listed once, but all the programs below in the drop down list have multiple entries that are the same program.

    So, PDF Pen is listed in the drop down list 4 times. If I click on any of the four, PDF Pen opens OK, however.

    This issue isn't limited to PDFs, so if I right click on another type of file (say a ".doc"), then I get different choices in the Open With list (as expected), but again, these program choices have all duplicates. So Open Office is listed 3 or 4 times, not just once.

    Is this some type of internal mac database corruption?

    What should I do to correct this problem so only one instance of each program gets into the drop down list?

    Thanks in advance.

    -- M
     
  2. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

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