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Windows 7: Photoshop not an option in program defaults for .psd extentions

27 Apr 2012   #11
durango1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Here is an update, i did get photoshop to be recognized on the list, what i had to do is i had to go into the photoshop application and change Photoshop to Photoshop.exe Then it saw it. The only thing is that in the registry under .psd file extention it shows Photoshop.exe.exe but i guess that is ok right? I wish there was a better way for it to see it as a exe file rather than change the file name but im lost on that one. It does seem to work though.

I still need to remove the test dll file from the MuiCache also if anyone can help me with that (the open with list)


here is a good resource, and others have had the same prob and they too have fixed it by adding .exe to the file name.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...=1335582344991


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27 Apr 2012   #12
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Download the Default_PSD.reg from the tutorial Default File Type Associations - Restore and merge it. It should fix the issue. It is listed below the "Default windows 7 file extension types", arranged alphabetically , named psd there.
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28 Apr 2012   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
depending on the complexity of your installation why not restore from a good known backup (You DO take regular image backups of your OS don't you !!).

Otherwise if a system seems to be hosed up it really usually doesn't take too long to fresh install Windows again.

I have a copy on a 32GB USB stick of "Installables" which are the applications I need to re-install if I have to re-install / upgrade windows. I have these either as .ISO copies or the install files - together with the serial numbers so after an OS re-install I just plug the USB in and re-install the applications.

The main problem is with Windows and Ms office after a re-install there are about 10 zillion updates but that comes from Windows Update OK -- just go out to the pub etc while this stuff is running.

I never like using a machine once the registry has been manually modified or bog standard programs like photoshop don't behave in the way they should .

CS3 is still fine (you only need to upgrade if you use a lot of RAW files and your camera isn't supported in CS3).

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Apr 2012   #14
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

in all honesty jimbo, i think that a simple system restore to the day before the registry changes were made should be ample if Arcs suggestion doesnt cover it.
if any reinstalling should be done then possibly reinstalling photoshop would be the next thing i would try,
have a look at this ...
Is Adoble Photoshop Elements 3.0 compatible with Windows 7? - Microsoft Answers
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28 Apr 2012   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
in all honesty jimbo, i think that a simple system restore to the day before the registry changes were made should be ample if Arcs suggestion doesnt cover it.
if any reinstalling should be done then possibly reinstalling photoshop would be the next thing i would try,
have a look at this ...
Is Adoble Photoshop Elements 3.0 compatible with Windows 7? - Microsoft Answers

Hi there
I meant a simple restore from a good backup when everything was working properly !!. Disk space is cheap these days (Ok a bit more expensive after Thailand's floods) but prices are dropping again so you should probably take a backup certainly at least ONCE a week and keep these for say 4 or 5 weeks.

(OS backup only here -- backing up personal data files is another matter).


Then as soon as you notice your machine isn't behaving properly just restore to your last version -- and if that doesn't do any good try the one before.

I think I would have done the CS3 re-install before any of the other stuff -- but if in Windows explorer a right mouse click on the .PSD file didn't give me an OPEN WITH I would have assumed that the computer wasn't 100% working properly.

A backup takes me around 35 mins and a restore about the same time if I need it -- time IMO well spent -- and you can always do your backups before you go to bed.

cheers
jimbo
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28 Apr 2012   #16
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

any amount of different type restores of the system wont make a program compatible with windows 7 if it isn't compatible with windows 7.
if i were the OP i would do a system restore to the period before the registry changes.
then uninstall photoshop cs3 and try reinstalling cs3 in compatibility mode.
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21 Oct 2012   #17
BrutalDEEJAY

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I had the same problem and then I figured out an easy way that worked for me. firstly pin photoshop.exe to taskbar then drag a psd file onto it. under "Pinned", right click that psd file and click properties, and then click change and select photoshop (which should now be under recommended applications)
hope this helped
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