File Associations

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Fri Dec 26 19:52:59 GMT 2003

Dejan Cabrilo wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have a problem with SuSE 9.0 installation of KDE 3.1.4. When I try to change 
> file associations, I cannot save the changes. E.g. I switch around 
> application preference order, click on Apply, click on OK. But, it doesn't 
> really save the change. When I come back to file associations settings (or I 
> just try opening a file by double clicking on it), the preference order is as 
> it was before I changed it. Also, adding/removing doesn't work. Changes in 
> embedding work fine.
> Oh yes, I just tried to do it with root, and it worked fine. But, it wouldn't 
> change anything with a regular user. Where is this information stored? 
> I couldn't find it in ~/.kde (and I looked, seems like, in every file.. but 
> none of them stores name of applications used to run a file).
> If I can't get it to work this way, I may as well just edit the config files, 
> if I can find them :)

The local information (per user) is stored in:


Be sure that that directory exists, is owned by the user account, and is writable.


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