[ubuntu-za] Lost configuration file

Neil Manson neil.manson at infotech.monash.edu
Wed Jan 14 08:15:38 GMT 2009

Hi All

David Rubin wrote:
> Alf Stockton wrote:
>> Suddenly on my Ubuntu 8.10 I have lost the relationship between file suffixes 
>> and the default program with which to open that file. This was probably caused 
>> by uninstalling a program.
>> As an example when I click on a pdf file my system opens it with Gimp rather 
>> than Evince.
>> Please tell me where I should look for this file so that I may repair it.
> Hi
> There are 2 files
> /etc/gnome/defaults.list  --System wide all users configuration
> ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list  -- For the user over ridden
> defaults.
> Make sure this line reads
> application/pdf=evince.desktop
> Hope this helps
On my Ubuntu Intrepid installation, the user overrides are stored in


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