After I updated Kubuntu from version Zesty (17.04) to Artful (17.10) krusader suddenly sees office formats (doc, docx, xls, xlsx) as zip archives, where as dolphin sees them correctly. How do I fix it?

My current workaround is to set libreoffice as a zip-opening program in Krusader.

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    Note that docx and xlsx are zip-archives.
    – IQV
    Jan 22, 2018 at 9:09
  • Yeap. Where as rtf is a plain text with a syntax similar to TeX.
    – Adobe
    Jan 22, 2018 at 9:18

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This should be perhaps a comment, but as mentioned here deinstalling WPS solves the problem. It worked for me also. Alternatively (untested):

  • Remove the 3 xml files wps-office-et.xml wps-office-wpp.xml wps-office-wps.xml from /usr/share/mime/packages/
  • sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime
  • Assign the .xlsx format to et, the .docx format to wps

Credit to users miku and unsocialwhoyou from mentioned forum.


This worked for me:

Select an existing .zip file, right click and edit Properties then on the General Tab click File Type Options to bring up mime like setting for zip files.

Add wildcard *.xpi to the list of extensions alongside *.zip

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