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Remove Duplicates from the Open with Menu in Mac OS X

2013-07-04 11:39:35 / Posted by
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In Mac OS X, you can right click and choose "Open With" in the menu to select any one way when you want to open a file. System may automatically offer you the proper software to open the file. However, occasionally, there're many duplicated items wrongly appearing in the menu of "Open With". Is there any ways to remove these annoying items? Yes, certainly! Just follow the simple steps below. All you need is a terminal command.

1. Launch Terminal program of OS X (use Spotlight to search for it), enter the following command string onto, and then tap "Enter":
Copy & paste the command string:
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain user

2. After that, relaunch Finder by holding down the Alt key and right clicking the Finder icon in the Dock, then click Relaunch.

3. Now go back to any file and right-click on it, pulling down the "Open With" menu to see all duplicated entries gone.


Hope that it will help those of you who have this problem.

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