Fixing LaunchServices with lsregister

The Dictionary in Script Editor recently started listing multiple entries for many applications. The “Open With” menu item finder also had many duplicates.

Multiple Entries

How to rebuild the LaunchServices database looked like the right fix.


$ locate lsregister
/System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework \
/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions \
/A/Support/lsregister

That path is way to long to type, notice the backticks

$ `locate lsregister` -kill -r -domain system -domain user

Fixed

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One comment on “Fixing LaunchServices with lsregister
  1. Michael says:

    Thanks, this solved my problem, my app icons were not showing up and lsregister showed the problem I was having with bindings.

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