Weird "Open With" menus

Discussion in 'macOS' started by guitargoddsjm, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I've been getting these strange looking menus when I right click a file and look in the "Open With" menu. The options I would typically expect to see are there, but they're repeated multiple times. Here's a screenshot of something like that:

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  2. codymac macrumors 6502

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    You need to rebuild the launch services database. There's several utilities that can do it, or you can just run this from the command line:

    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

    Restart Finder afterward (or logout & login or reboot) if you don't see the changes immediately.

    If you're not on 10.6 you'll have to google to find where lsregister is - I can't recall offhand.
     
  3. guitargoddsjm thread starter macrumors 6502

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