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On my raspberry pi, I was trying to get a file to play, but both mplayer and omxplayer did not show up in the "Others" list when I tried to associate the file with the players, so I typed it in using the "custom command line". Both mplayer and omxplayer refused to display video, so I got VLC.

Now Im stuck with:


I think that the file manager is pcmanfm, but I have been unable to find out how to remove file associations.

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What file manager are you using? Also, why shouldn't I mark this as offtopic? – Braiam Aug 6 '13 at 2:22
Because this is a "user question" as opposed to a programming question or something else. And I'm not sure what file manager Im using. It's whatever is default on the raspberry pi. It might be nautilis. I normally use the pi headless, but I was exploring TightVNC when this happened. – calccrypto Aug 6 '13 at 2:36
ps ax |grep nautilus? Also, SE don't allow cross posting question, please delete your question on raspberrypi. – Braiam Aug 6 '13 at 2:55
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So I finally found that the file manager is pcmanfm, and that the config file is at ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.config, which I modified to get rid of the extra menu options

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2 years later my pcmanfm file was a slightly different name: ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list I wouldn't have found it without your original location. – user499153 Sep 19 '15 at 6:46

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