the "open with" selection list

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in macOS edited January 2014
Is there a way to get rid of them?

how did the .exe files appear on them anyway....???



Thanks all for any help...

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  • Reply 1 of 9
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BMWintoxication

    Is there a way to get rid of them?

    how did the .exe files appear on them anyway....???



    Thanks all for any help...




    What are you talking about? MacOS X does not have .exe files.
  • Reply 2 of 9
    atomichamatomicham Posts: 185member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Mr. Me

    What are you talking about? MacOS X does not have .exe files.



    I believe that he may be a switcher who just used the terminology...



    I think they are asking, "How does the Finder determine which applications to list when you select the Open With... item for a file?"



    IIRC, the application "registers" itself with the types of files that it can handle. When you click a file and select "Open With..." the Finder lists the applications that are registered for that type of file. There is no way for you to simply edit the list of applications that appear.



    I don't mean by "register" to imply anything similar to the horrible Windows Registry, but, rather (in the old MacOS), a list of resources in the resource fork of the application that told the finder the types of files that the app deals with. The finder then queries the application files to see which can handle the file you are selecting.



    It will only list files on your computer, it doesn't know about anything else.



    EDIT: Clarification.
  • Reply 3 of 9
    The Adobe Creative Suite adds a pile of various mini-apps to the Open With list for images, each titled [whatever].exe. I'd like to know how to exclude that garbage too.
  • Reply 4 of 9
    atomichamatomicham Posts: 185member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Mac The Fork

    The Adobe Creative Suite adds a pile of various mini-apps to the Open With list for images, each titled [whatever].exe. I'd like to know how to exclude that garbage too.



    Google is a wonderful friend.



    http://www.macosx.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50890
  • Reply 5 of 9
    Thanks for the googler...



    I ment to post a pic of what I meant.. but there is no attachment on this forum.. and [img] wasn't working...@.@





    .. the "open with" menu did show up with .exe files!!!!



    i'd post the pic if i could...







    Thanks again!
  • Reply 6 of 9
    bergzbergz Posts: 1,045member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BMWintoxication

    i'd post the pic if i could...



    Try imageshack or photobucket.



    --B
  • Reply 7 of 9
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    archive any app you dont want to appear in the "open with"



    The Photoshop Droplets are SOOOOOO annoying.



    I archived all the fockers and good riddance
  • Reply 8 of 9
    Quote:

    Originally posted by atomicham

    Google is a wonderful friend.



    http://www.macosx.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50890




    Thanks. What's Google?
  • Reply 9 of 9
    jdradenjdraden Posts: 89member
    I had the same problem. All you need to do is search your Hard Drive for any files ending with ".exe" and delete those files. It'll be happy after that.
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