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Windows 7: psd files won't recognize photoshop as default program

01 Feb 2012   #1
opiedesigns

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
psd files won't recognize photoshop as default program

hi
i have photoshop cs3 installed on my computer, it works just fine.
but when i try to open a photoshop file (.psd), it asks me to choose a program from the list, and it doesn't have photoshop in it.
when i use "Browse" and fine the photoshop.exe file, i select it, and i'm back on that list of default programs, still without photoshop in it.
so right now the only way it works is if i open photoshop and use file -> open.

this small problem really makes my work harder,
so please, any help appreciated.


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01 Feb 2012   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
This tutorial should help you out Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol
Jerry
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01 Feb 2012   #3
opiedesigns

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

thank you for your help,
i tried all the methods, but still it won't recognize photoshop! whenever i choose the photoshop.exe file, it closes but doesn't add it to the list.
other files do recognize photoshop, so it's really wierd.
screenshot:
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4844/31998937.jpg
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01 Feb 2012   #4
Bongo

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01 Feb 2012   #5
opiedesigns

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

yes. i did. still won't recognize
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01 Feb 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Did it ever work or is this something that just started?
Try running Option 2 of this tutorial Restart PC then try them 2 tutorials from above again.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Jerry
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01 Feb 2012   #7
opiedesigns

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

this is a new computer so it never worked.
i'll try, thanks
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01 Feb 2012   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Did you create the psd on this computer with cs3 or were they created on a another computer or were they created with higher version of Photoshop?
Jerry
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01 Feb 2012   #9
opiedesigns

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

well the psds were created on another computer with the same version.
but even when i save a new psd file it's still an unrecognized file.
i tried everything... getting desperate here
thanks
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01 Feb 2012   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I will ask for some help from others and will see what happens.
Jerry
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