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I've upgraded to 11.10 and now almost everything opens with movie player instead of in folder:waste basket, ubuntu one folder, mobile phone when connected etc.what's the remedy?it's highly inconvenient if not simply annoying.

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run this

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

In the [Default Applications] section you'll likely see this line - inode/directory=nautilus-folder-handler.desktop

Either delete the line completely or edit to this


Alternatively you could just browse to the dir. & delete mimeapps.list, it will be rebuilt as needed

cd; nautilus .local/share/applications 

current bug on

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ha! it works, great thanks! – luka Oct 27 '11 at 21:01
@luka Please mark the answer as accepted if it works for you. – Nitin Venkatesh Feb 29 '12 at 17:28

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