Ubuntu – Windows executables are started with archive manager


I have Wine installed and several Windows applications installed there run fine, if I start them using the right mouse menu "Open with Wine program loader". But if I try starting an .exe file by just double clicking instead, the archive manager tries to open the executable.

How do I fix that?

And something like a bonus question as a former Windows user: Can this be done easily for a single file I currently see in the file manager (similar to the "Open with…" context menu in Windows) and for many file types together (like in Windows, using the menu "Folder settings" in the Explorer)?

Best Answer

  • Right-click, select Properties, open the "Open With" tab, and make Wine the default application for EXE files.