I made a Service in Automator, but when I was saving mistyped the name. I used Automator to rename the Service, but the incorrect name shows up in my Services menu.

I checked the ~/Library/Services directory and the name is correct and the file metadata shows the correct name.

Why does the Services menu show the old name and how do I fix it?

  • restart you computer for the changes to take effect.
    – Ruskes
    Aug 30, 2014 at 23:45
  • @Buscar웃 I have rebooted!
    – Milliways
    Aug 30, 2014 at 23:46
  • how do I suppose to know that ?
    – Ruskes
    Aug 31, 2014 at 0:19

2 Answers 2


Try rebuilding the Launch Services database.

Open the Terminal and run the following command:

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

Or, you can open up the service in AppleScript Editor and correct the name/spelling just by deleting and retyping.

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