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LSRefresh updates entries for applications in the Launch Services database.

Now what is Launch Services?

Launch Services is responsible for launching applications, URLs and documents. It knows, which application can handle which kind of data and files, provides the choices for the Finder's "Open with" menu and can return all kind of useful information on a file or bundle.

Now, if an applications is not added to Launch Services database properly, this can have all kinds of negative or weird side effects:

  • Documents can not be opened with a double click or are represented with a blank icon in more...

What's New

Version 1.0:
  • Initial release.


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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neutralzone Member IconComment+180

Cannot download this file. Safari and Firefox get
"Access denied. Access rights not sufficient."

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Version 1.0
FLASH1296 Member IconReview+297

Does NOT appear to work.
I had two appl's that refused to launch.
THIS appl'failed to repair that.
I used ONYX to update Launch Services.
That worked fine.

Also this appl continually alerts me to a new version which does NOT exist.

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Version 1.0
Felix Schwarz (Developer)

This application is not designed to make applications launch, that do not launch.

It is designed to make LS have a look at an application's Info.plist and update its internal database.

Also, LSRefresh features *not a single line of code* for online update or "new version available" alerts .. which makes me wonder whether your comment is at all related to LSRefresh.

Felix Schwarz (Developer)

Please feel free to have a look at the sourcecode yourself to see there is not a single line of code relating to anything like an online update feature.

The sourcecode is now available for download, too.

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 2,464
Version Downloads 2,464
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 10 Oct 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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