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Double Entries in Finder

Shirley Jordan
The other day I noticed that now when I right click on a file in the Finder to choose the application I want to open the file, every application in the list appears twice. Anyone else heard of this and know of a solution? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Shirley



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Re: Double Entries in Finder

Miraz Jordan
On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 7:27 PM, Shirley Jordan <[hidden email]> wrote:
> The other day I noticed that now when I right click on a file in the Finder to choose the application I want to open the file, every application in the list appears twice. Anyone else heard of this and know of a solution?

Hah, just dealt with the same thing myself and intend to write a
MacTip about it soon. Meanwhile, the Terminal commands on this page
did the trick for me:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1409978

Cheers,

Miraz

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Re: Double Entries in Finder

Alan Forkosh
The Launch Services database probably needs to be rebuilt. I think that that's what the terminal command in the previous message does. Various system maintenance apps, such as Cocktail, also have a GUI check-off for doing it.

After the rebuild, you will need to relaunch the Finder (possible via the Force Quit... dialog box) for the new database to be read.

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Re: Double Entries in Finder

Curtis Wilcox
On Jan 7, 2013, at 3:10 AM, Alan Forkosh <[hidden email]> wrote:

> The Launch Services database probably needs to be rebuilt. I think that that's what the terminal command in the previous message does. Various system maintenance apps, such as Cocktail, also have a GUI check-off for doing it.
>
> After the rebuild, you will need to relaunch the Finder (possible via the Force Quit... dialog box) for the new database to be read.


I'm glad this came up, my Open With sub-menu had some entries listed not just twice but three times but it wasn't bothersome enough for me to track it down.

The command as a single, long line is:
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -domain local -domain system -domain user

Holding Ctrl-Option and clicking Finder in the Dock shows Relaunch as an option.




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Re: Double Entries in Finder

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On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Curtis Wilcox <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I'm glad this came up, my Open With sub-menu had some entries listed not just twice but three times but it wasn't bothersome enough for me to track it down.
>
> The command as a single, long line is:
> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -domain local -domain system -domain user
>
> Holding Ctrl-Option and clicking Finder in the Dock shows Relaunch as an option.

Oh, thank you - that was exactly my situation - annoying, but not
worth spending the cycles to figure out. :)

cheers... -Adam


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Re: Double Entries in Finder

Conrad Hirano
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On Jan 7, 2013, at 12:10 AM, Alan Forkosh <[hidden email]> wrote:

> After the rebuild, you will need to relaunch the Finder (possible via the Force Quit... dialog box) for the new database to be read.

After I rebuilt the database using Cocktail, I found relaunching Finder wasn't enough. Some applications were still showing up twice, and one continued to be listed even after I had deleted it. Logging out and back in finally fixed the problem.


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Re: Double Entries in Finder

Shirley Jordan
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Thanks, those two commands worked to clear up the multiple entries. It was my first time dealing with Terminal and I survived!! :-)


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