Guide: Remove Duplicate OpenWith Menu Items in macOS (Works!)

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It’s easy to remove duplicate menu items from the “Open With” menu in macOS Finder.

This “Open With” duplicate fix works on macOS 12.5 (Monterey) on my Apple Silicon MacBook Air.

The list of programs for “Open With” is maintained in the Launch Services database. If the list contains duplicates then the database needs to be rebuilt.

Just run this command in macOS Terminal to rebuild the Launch Services database.

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain user -domain local -domain system
killall Finder

This fix takes under a minute and doesn’t require you to download or install any 3rd party apps. You could probably set up an Automator script to run this anytime you need to with just 1 click.

Hope this helps!

Important: I am not affiliated with any of the manufacturers, brands, services, or websites listed on this page and this is my personal experience.  If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you!

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