(SOLVED) Need help UNDOING a setting

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hepme
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(SOLVED) Need help UNDOING a setting

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I have some DVDs on a hard drive and play some occasionally from a DVD disk. Use VLC to play them. Before I would click on Computer short cut on desk top and could then see all hard drives. When I opened the last DVD it asked if I wanted to designate VLC as the preferential program and I gave it the OK.
Tonight when I tried to open the Computer short cut in the same way to select a video from the hard drive to play it opened a VLC screen. How do I UNDO what I did so I can access the hard drives? It will still immediately start playing a inserted DVD on the VLC program and it works fine, just need to access the hard drives.
THANKS for the assist. (I use the computer with Mint on it for watching videos and hardly anything else. It works flawlessly -till I screwed it up- so didn't learn more about how it works!)
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Re: Need help UNDOING a setting

Post by S3NTYN3L »

Have a look in Menu > Preferred Applications
There should be two tabs. Check both.
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Re: Need help UNDOING a setting

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Which desktop are you using? Cinnamon, MATE, or Xfce
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Re: Need help UNDOING a setting

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S3NTYN3L ; Bingo! I knew it would be a simple fix but I was just too 'simple' on the subject to flocate the right tabs. Knew when I screwed it up I shouldn't change anything but unfortunately it is not in my nature to leave well enough alone :oops: :cry:

Thanks kindly, much appreciated
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Re: Need help UNDOING a setting

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all41; It is Cinnamon. "More Better Now"

MY MAIN COMPUTER IS W-10 but I have Linux/Mint/Cinnamon of three other computers and it is an awesome O/S! (seem to forget what I've learned about LINUX over time as I don't have to tweak it regularly)

Thanks for the response, You guys are great :)
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