"open with" problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by taijuan, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. taijuan macrumors member

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    #1
    I just installed a new program called PDFpen and now when I right click a file and select "open with" it gives me a list of programs I can use, the problem is it displays each program two or four times. It lists preview four times in a row and then quicktime four times in a row, etc. Any idea to how I can fix this so it lists each each program only once as it should?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    #2
    rebuild the LaunchServices database by copy and pasting this command into Terminal and hitting enter.

    Code:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/\
    Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister \
    -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
     
  3. taijuan thread starter macrumors member

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    May 17, 2006
    #3
    That did the trick. Thanks very much for your help.
     

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