LSRefresh
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Updates entries for applications in Launch Services database.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 1.0:
  • Initial release.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later






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burypromote

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neutralzone commented on 11 May 2007
Cannot download this file. Safari and Firefox get
"Access denied. Access rights not sufficient."
[Version 1.0]


burypromote

+74

FLASH1296 reviewed on 11 Oct 2006
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.
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote

+6
Felix Schwarz (developer) replied on 12 Oct 2006
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.
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Felix Schwarz (developer) replied on 06 Jan 2007
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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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:10 Oct 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 the Finder.
  • The same as above but with newly supported or no longer supported document formats after the installation of a new release.
  • Applications can not be found.
  • ..


Usually the Finder should add or update new applications in the Launch Services database, but it doesn't always do so. And there's no convenient way I know of to manually update the entry of an application in Launch Services.

So I decided to sit down a couple of minutes and write a tool that achieves exactly this. Once started, all you have to do is select the app(s) whose Launch Services database entry you want to update. It's name is LSRefresh - and it'll help you out with most Launch Services originated problems.


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