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  1. #16
    Thank you very much for guys the suggestions and input. Nonetheless I'd like to point out that each time I simply click and drag newly installed s/w to Applications folder and likewise subsequent update (or simply launch update and it would automatically update existing one in that folder). So not sure what is meant by "have NOT followed Apple's guideline of storing apps exclusively in the Applications folder with no subfolders".
    Secondly I cannot just delete the duplicating versions. It would reinstate itself (btw VLC is just one but there others behaving same way).
    Thirdly as what chscag said, it effect launch pad, as well as those in Application folder and Open With menu. So I can only deduce that all 3 are the same issue or are interrelated.

  2. #17
    thank you guys. i used appclean to remove the duplicating apps and it is clean now.
    many thanks to all of you

  3. #18
    "Open with" shows multiple versions of the same apps, why?
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    There is one other possibility, and I experience this all the time. I upgraded my Mac, adding a faster hard drive. Eventually, I updated the new hard drive to Snow Leopard - the old one still has an installation of Leopard on it. I quite often get two versions of the same program on my Open With list - one being the Leopard version and one being the Snow Leopard version.

    So, add that to the list of possible causes. If you have more than one hard drive, with a Mac OS X install on each one, and the Mac OS X versions are different, you may see this problem for that very reason.
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