"Open With" menu all screwy
February 6, 2006 4:39AM
edited January 2014
My right-click "Open With" menu has a MILLION things in it, most of which are duplicates of one another. Is there a way to reset it or to clean it up? Thanks!!
Reply 1 of 4
February 6, 2006 5:18AM
I'm pretty sure some sy7stem utilities like Onxy have an option to reset the "Open With" database, but I always do it in the terminal with the following;
/System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister \\ -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
(the above is all one line)
Hope this helps
Reply 2 of 4
February 6, 2006 12:31PM
i tried that terminal command and i tried OnyX.
for some reason, there are exactly two of every "open with" option.
clearly, its not a big deal, but i do find it very odd...
Reply 3 of 4
February 6, 2006 12:51PM
Do you have another drive mounted, possibly with a backup of your HD, so that you Application folder is present twice when the database is being recreated?
Reply 4 of 4
February 6, 2006 7:26PM
no. i moved my home folder over from my old computer, but i did not move the apps folder.
there isnt just a list somewhere that i can edit for the "open with" menu?