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Windows 7: Associating a File Type - Just isn't working

02 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Associating a File Type - Just isn't working

I'm having problems trying to get PSD files to be associated with Photoshop. I've done all the typical things you would have to do in Windows7 to associate programs with file types. I've searched for the answer but only found everything that I have already tried.

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02 Jan 2011   #2
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you try the "Open with" route and chose a default program there?
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03 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I tried that, Photoshop doesn't show up after selecting it.
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03 Jan 2011   #4
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You should be able to do step 3 in the tutorial below for "Open with" to manually "Browse" to and select the EXE file of Photoshop.

Open With - Change Default Program

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Jan 2011   #5

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You may find that this works, I had a similar problem and this fixed it;

Types 1.6.1 Download - Freeware Files.com - Utilities Category

Regards....Mike Connor
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03 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote:
You should be able to do step 3 in the tutorial below for "Open with" to manually "Browse" to and select the EXE file of Photoshop.

Open With - Change Default Program

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Everything that was listed in that tutorial I had already tried and it didn't work.

Quote:
You may find that this works, I had a similar problem and this fixed it;

Types 1.6.1 Download - Freeware Files.com - Utilities Category

Regards....Mike Connor
Mike that program doesn't run it causes an error when I try to install
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03 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Which version of photoshop is it? Also is it the same problem with other file types like jpg? Lastly, besides the double click association are you able to or not able to drag and drop a PSD onto an open photoshop?

There is some subtle change in DDE I've noticed that prevents some programs from opening files via association or even drag and drop. I.e. Visual studio even WITH the updates. I believe that CS5 works fine with Windows 7 but earlier versions may exhibit the problem.

If the answer to all the questions at the top are "no", and your on an older version, then it may not be fixable without an update to photoshop.
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03 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Which version of photoshop is it? Also is it the same problem with other file types like jpg? Lastly, besides the double click association are you able to or not able to drag and drop a PSD onto an open photoshop?
Photoshop CS5, other files types are associated with Windows Photo Viewer. I'm able to drag and drop a PSD into photoshop.
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03 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ok, try this:

Start Orb -> Default Programs

Click "Set your default programs"

<wait...>

Click on the "Windows Photo Viewer" when it shows up in the list.

Click "Choose Defaults for this program"

If you see ".psd" files listed, uncheck it.

Close everything then re-assiciate PSD files with photoshop and see if it sticks...
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03 Jan 2011   #10

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote:
You may find that this works, I had a similar problem and this fixed it;

Types 1.6.1 Download - Freeware Files.com - Utilities Category

Regards....Mike Connor
Mike that program doesn't run it causes an error when I try to install [/QUOTE]

Hmm...sorry about that, runs perfectly for me. Fixed a problem I had with some associations.

Maybe this will work for you?

Fix Windows 7 File Association

Regards....Mike Connor
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