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Reset Folder association in Ubuntu 10.10

posted 4 Mar 2011, 07:14 by Ian Gilliam   [ updated 27 Mar 2011, 16:35 ]
You find that opening folders in applications other the Nautilus opens with the last thing you associated folders with - e.g. you music player, and you cannot alter the association.  To return things to normal:

sudo gedit ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

Find the line


Add the entry 


The line may have many items on it but which ever comes first after the = sign is the application that will launch by default.