"Open With" menu all screwy

in macOS 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
    digihdigih Posts: 21member
    Hi stedwick,

    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
    nope =(

    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
    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
    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?

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