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Re: Error help: There is no default action associated with this location



Jim,

Thank you much for the simple idea. I opened the File Browser (which apparently is part of or is Nautilus) window for my home directory, selected the Up function to switch to /home, right-clicked on my home folder, selected Open with other application, then selected File Browser. Once I did that, all items in my Places menu began working again. Amazing.

I still don't know where Nautilus stores the file associations, how file associations for the "file:" protocol got corrupted on my computer, or why this Open with other application created a permanent fix. But your solution worked and fixed the problem at hand -- at least for the "file:" protocol.

Many thanks.

-Tom

----- Original Message ----
> From: Jim Cornette <fc-cornette insight rr com>
> To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list redhat com>
> Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2008 12:28:09 AM
> Subject: Re: Error help: There is no default action associated with this location
> 
> Tom McQ wrote:
> > Jim,
> > 
> > Thank you for the response. I think the bug you pointed out
> is
> 
 unrelated to my problem but it was worth a try. When I execute
> the
> 
 gnomevfs-ls command on a directory, including "file:///home/tom", it works
> fine
> 
 and displays my home directory contents.
> > 
> > I'm pretty certain my problem has something to do with
> URL
> 
 registration used by the GNOME "Places" menu. The error message sounds like
> some
> 
 GNOME main-menu application tries to figure out what to do with
> a
> 
 "file:" URL, and doesn't know that it should launch Nautilus. If I
> execute
> 
 "nautilus file:///home/tom" from the command line, Nautilus
> launches
> 
 fine.
> > 
> > My solution might be as simple as figuring out where the
> GNOME
> 
 launcher associates URLs with applications. I have looked around for how
> to
> 
 re-associate Nautilus with the file: protocol, but so far no luck.
> I
> 
 have also had no luck figuring out what went wrong -- what
> overwrote
> 
 whatever used to exist -- and if there is an easy way to return to
> the
> 
 status quo ante.
> > 
> > -Tom
> > 
> > P.S.
> > 
> > Sorry for the delayed response. My spam filter grabbed your email
> and
> 
 just 3 others from fedora-list and decided they were spam.
> > 
> > 
> 
> I noticed that when I send messages to other accounts related to 
> Outlook, including URLs in messages usually flags a spam. Maybe the
> URL
> 
 
> inclusion flagged the message as spam.
> 
> Anyway, a google search for MIME types in nautilus flagged a package 
> called shared-mime-info. Maybe the file is 
> /usr/share/pkgconfig/shared-mime-info.pc
> I'm not sure where the info actually is located.
> 
> I usually add MIME types by right clicking on the file type
> highlighted
> 
 
> and add an associated application within nautilus. It seems to do the 
> trick for me. For locations, it probably would not work. Then again!
> 
> Jim
> 
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