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Sunday, June 02, 2013

[MAC OS] Fix "open with" Duplicate Entries

OS X version: 10.8.x
Issue: "Open With" menu has duplicate entries
Fix: Rebuild the Launch Services database
Reference: Apple Support Communities #4250905
  1. Download the script
    If the browser shows the script as a text file, right-click on the script content, then "save as".
    On Safari: "save page as", then select "Format: Page Source" and keep the file name as is.
  2. Open mac os terminal: Applications/Terminal
  3. In the Terminal window, gGo to the folder that contains the script e.g. "cd ~/Downloads"
  4. Run: "sudo sh" (type root password if needed)
  5. Relaunch the finder: ctrl+option+click-on-finder-icon, then select "relaunch"
  6. "open with" menu should be fixed now

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