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In older versions, files ending in .key were correctly identified as SSL keys and had a bank safe icon and opened with a certificate program.

After updating to Mint 18.1, they now have Powerpoint icons and try to open with Open Office. The Kind field in Thunar reads, "Apple Keynote 5 Presentation".

How do I fix this? I know I can change the "open with" but it's the type detection that's wrong, not the program it opens with.

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Yes it does the problem lies in the mime database, specifically the file: /usr/share/mime/packages/freedesktop.org.xml

To fix:

Remove entry from file /usr/share/mime/packages/freedesktop.org.xml

Run:

sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime

This will leave the *.key file as default binary, then follow this process with the proper XML descriptor.

Add new file extension to existing (MIME) type

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