.xlsx Files Do Not Open On Ubuntu 11.10?

Are you getting this error message on Ubuntu 11.10 when trying to open .xlsx files by double-clicking?

Dragging the said file to Launcher where Calc sits, the file is opened without a problem. Opening it from LibreOffice itself is not a problem too. So why do you get an error when you double-click the file from Nautilus?

Thankfully the error shows some kind of hint. It says archive when it is supposed to be a MS Office 2007/2010 XML document. Ahhh… it looks like the default application for this file type is set to the wrong application. Right-clicking on the file tells us that Archive Manager has dibs on the file.

Note: It looks like the same error is encountered when opening a .docx file. Repeat the steps above but this time on a .docx file.

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Notice: This article was published on October 19, 2011 and the content above may be out of date.