4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2010 8:25 PM by François J. Perreault
G J Piper Level 1 (90 points)
Is there a way to restrict the list of applications in Snow Leopard's *Open With...* contextual menu and file menu to just applications forund in the main boot volume's Applications folder?

I have a problem... I use Chronosync backup software, and I have several networked computers that my main machine backs up each night onto a huge external drive. Chronosync backs up files in native uncompressed and un-archived format, so the Finder can see all of the applications each of the backups contains. Thus, the *Open With...* menu contains HUNDREDS of applications and duplicate applications that I do not ever with to launch. In addition, every time I go to the *Open With...* menu while selecting a common file type, like .JPG for instance, my Mac locks up with a spinning beachball for about 30 seconds (or more) while it gathers the list of hundreds of apps to show me. (very frustrating)

I need a way to restrict LaunchServices to just the boot drive Apps. Can anyone please help with a solution on this?

24" iMac 2.8 C2E / 1TB / 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4)