Open Preferred Applications from the menu, switch the File Browser entry from VLC to Files. While you're there, check if you maybe switched other associations by mistake as well and, if necessary, switch them back.
Note that this tool only shows you a few common associations. If you ever need to see/edit the full list, open ~/.config/mimeapps.list in a text editor. Should not be necessary here though.
Hi! I have some problem.
But first, I am not Natively English speaking so some references might be loosely translated and not match exactly.
I am mainly a Windows user, who from time to time also use Linux, and in my case I have found Linux mint to be the best option for me. Today when I started up my Linux mint I had a rather strange experience.
My Desktop icons which points to locations on the harddrive do not open up as it should do. First when I had logged in I started to open up my "Computer" icon and was rather impressed when VLC launched and had a bunch of playlist items not related to any media files.
After that I thought, well... VLC should not handle those things, therefore I uninstall it, and so I did (with the visual packet manager). Then I tried to launch a folder again, and the computer started to work (according to the mouse pointer) but nothing happened, no computer folder was open. I then tested the home icon and the network, trashcan and a couple of other folders created by me on the desktop... Nothing happened, as I thought it was strange, I also tested - and this time from my menu, to launch a folder in the "location submenu", that did not work either.
As a final test, I launched the filemanager Nemo directly and that did work, from there I can access folders and locations with no problems at all.
Now based on my logic, which might be flawed from time to time, I figured that some application (VLC?) has taken over the handling of how folder icons should be opened, and that needs to be restored. But I do not know where I do this, therefore I am asking here, do anyone know how how to do this and perhaps be kind enough to share that knowledge?