When I right click a folder on the desktop, there's no option to archive it. I actually have to open up the Thunar file manager, navigate to the desktop folder, and right click on the folder in order to archive it. Why can't I archive directly from the desktop?
Do you have a default archive manager installed and set to correctly archive?
The standard MIME association mechanism is used to determine the preferred archive manager for the
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