Fix duplicates in Mac OS X “Open with…” Finder menu

March 8, 2009 at 7:18 pm 6 comments

My “Open with…” menu is buggy!  I end up with many duplicates of the same programs showing up in this list.  So, I set out to find a fix to this today.

Other sources on the Internet give a directory to move to, then a terminal command to run.  Unfortunately, it looks like at some point, Apple has moved this to another directory, but none of the sources I could find pointed me to the right location.  (I’m running 10.5.6)  Fortunately, a simple Spotlight search turned up what I was looking for.

To save you the trouble, open a Terminal session and type:

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

Anyhow, since I ran the lsregister command, all is back to normal again.

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