Question about the "Open With..." Menu

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

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    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?

  2. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    Would it help if you add the backup folders to the "Privacy" list of Spotlight's preferences?
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    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

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    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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