Mac OS X: using Terminal to rebuild the Launch Services database

Short post as note to self.

Launch Terminal, located at /Applications/ Utilities/.

  • For OS X 10.5.x and later, enter the following at the Terminal prompt:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
  • For OS X 10.3.x – 10.4.x, enter the following at the Terminal prompt:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/\Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister \-kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

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