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I am using gnome-shell 3.4 My external hard drive prompts to open with Puddletag and when I clock on my removeable devices, they open with puddletag. WHY is this?

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Nautilus shortcuts in the gnome-shell menubar open up with Puddletag. – Blah Sep 16 '12 at 1:54
I use all-in-one-places the links open using Puddletag. – Blah Sep 16 '12 at 2:05
same problem here. I am using Linux Mint with nemo as the filemanager (Nautilus 3.4 fork). Also, gnome keyboard shortcut to open "home" is set to "ctrl + alt + e" for me. This sequence also opens puddletag! Very strange indeed. Will need to uninstall puddletag for now. – rik-shaw Oct 19 '12 at 17:17

When you plug-in your HD and when it prompts to choose an application: Choose "Nautilus "


Right click on folder -> Properties -> Open with -> choose "Nautilus"


Right click on folder -> Open with directly -> Other application -> Choose "Files/Nautilus" -> Remember this application

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There is no option to open the hard drive with anything. Also, there is no option to choose open with Nautilus. – Blah Aug 26 '12 at 15:40

You may need to check the system-wide default.list files that control default applications to confirm they have this line:


Instead of "something else" to handle opening directories. From what I can tell (I am on Linux Mint 13) the files that you may need to check are:






I have noticed if I only change /etc/gnome/defaults.list or /usr/share/applications/defaults.list that the change is not permanent and will be reset after reboot.

I needed to modify these to use nemo.desktop instead of nautilus.desktop (in Mint I have purged nautilus as I use nemo as the file manager). When these files referenced nautilus.desktop (although nautilus was removed), I also had puddletag being called to open a folder!

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