Restore file associations and default actions - Adobe Photoshop

This is a discussion on Restore file associations and default actions - Adobe Photoshop ; Hi I just installed Photoshop CS3 Extended and it's overwritten all my file associations (which I'm used to because so many programs all think they know what I want better than I do). But photoshop has taken is a step ...

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Restore file associations and default actions

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    Hi

    I just installed Photoshop CS3 Extended and it's overwritten all my file associations (which I'm used to because so many programs all think they know what I want better than I do).

    But photoshop has taken is a step further and overwritten all the actions that I like such as being able to right-click a picture and choose PRINT and have the XP printing wizard come up and do it's thing. I don't remember there being any option in the setup asking me whether I want this - and I DO NOT WANT THIS. Ever.

    How do I tell my PC to reset all file associations and DDE actions away from photoshop.

    If I want photoshop to open a file, I'll run photoshop and use the "open" command.

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    Windows Explorer: Tools > Folder Options... > File Types > Advanced.

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    Unfortunately this isn't right.

    Photoshop CS3 has become the DEFAULT action for the files. So you don't get an "Advanced" button, you get a "Restore" button. Which restores it BACK TO PHOTOSHOP, not back to before photoshop.

    And this is a file-by-file method.

    Any other suggestions? Is there a setting or file somewhere that I could run?

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    Unfortunately this isn't right.




    It worked for me! The "Restore" button re-enables "Advanced".

    <http://imageshack.us>

    You can add any action in the bottom window, to appear in context menus and you can change the icon.

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    <tim_st.clair@adobeforums.com> wrote in message
    news:3bc49c90.1@webcrossing.la2eafNXanI...
    > Unfortunately this isn't right.
    >
    > Photoshop CS3 has become the DEFAULT action for the files. So you don't
    > get an "Advanced" button, you get a "Restore" button. Which restores it
    > BACK TO PHOTOSHOP, not back to before photoshop.
    >
    > And this is a file-by-file method.
    >
    > Any other suggestions? Is there a setting or file somewhere that I could
    > run?


    It might take a registry edit to go back. The Default settings come from
    the registry. The other (per user) settings are stored in your local
    registry hive.

    You may be able to export the registry entry which defines the default
    program for each separate file type
    Then you edit the exported values to change them to you own desires.
    Finally, you open regedit and import the file.

    By the way, create a system state backup before touching the registry. It
    is neither fault tolerant nor fail safe.
    Jim



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