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So, I'm checking the files I moved from my old iBook to the new iMac Core Duo, and I see this when I right-click on a picture created with Photoshop Elements on the iBook:

Open With... >
Photoshop Elements (Default)
ColorSync Utility
Preview
Preview
QuickTime Player
QuickTime Player
Safari
Safari

Ehh? Anybody know what's going on here, and how I can "clear" these duplicate entries, or better yet, clear all of them, so as to start from scratch? I also have two iTunes entries when clicking a song or video, two Pages entries for documents, etc. Help!

Thanks in advance!
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Ne'er mind, found the problem. LaunchServices seemed to duplicate the entries when my iBook was connected via FireWire target disk mode. So I found this article on Mac OS X Hints that shows how to "rebuild" the LaunchServices database.

Heh, shoulda done a search first!
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Ne'er mind, found the problem. LaunchServices seemed to duplicate the entries when my iBook was connected via FireWire target disk mode. So I found this article on Mac OS X Hints that shows how to "rebuild" the LaunchServices database.

Heh, shoulda done a search first!

I had this problem too and Apple Tech Support spent an hour on the phone with me trying to fix it to no avail. This can also be fixed in OnyX by click on the Reset Launch Services Database option. This option is much better if you don't like playing around in the terminal, but either way will work just fine
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Mac mini 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 320GB HDD
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iPhone 4, 32GB
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Originally posted by AgNuke1707
This can also be fixed in OnyX by click on the Reset Launch Services Database option.

Yeah, I also just found that button in my copy of Cocktail. Thanks for the suggestion; now I know an easy way to do it!
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