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Change .INDD file association from Acrobat to InDesign

New Here ,
Nov 25, 2019 Nov 25, 2019

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I can not double click on any InDesign files in folders as they show up as PDF icons. I have to go and open everything through InDesign. Why are my files showing up as PDF file and not .indd files like they were saved? How do I fix this?

 

 

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LEGEND , Nov 25, 2019 Nov 25, 2019

Hi Shelly,

 

Bob is absolutely correct.

Looks like you are using Windows OS. In order to help you out, I have created a GIF:

FileAssociation.gif

 

You may also click on the link below to know how you can change the file association:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-change-file-associations-in-windows-2624477

 

Just in case you are using macOS, you may check the steps given on:

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/change-default-file-types-os-x/

 

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

 

 

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Nov 25, 2019 Nov 25, 2019

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That's an operating system level issue. Change the file association for INDD back to InDesign.

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Nov 25, 2019 Nov 25, 2019

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Can you give me some help with what steps to take to do that?

thank you
Shelly Copland
Graphic Design / Marketing
Hours: Monday - Friday (9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)



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I FINALLY got it to work, yeay

Thank you!

Debbie

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LEGEND ,
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Hi Shelly,

 

Bob is absolutely correct.

Looks like you are using Windows OS. In order to help you out, I have created a GIF:

FileAssociation.gif

 

You may also click on the link below to know how you can change the file association:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-change-file-associations-in-windows-2624477

 

Just in case you are using macOS, you may check the steps given on:

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/change-default-file-types-os-x/

 

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

 

 

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YOU ROCK! I will go give this a try and let you know if I was successful!


thank you!

Shelly Copland
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Hours: Monday - Friday (9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)


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Thanks so much for this Ashutosh - I've had this issue for a while now and have just been putting up with it - so happy I've fixed it! 

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I got it to work. Debbie

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Having same issue. Sadly this looks like it has been an issue for quite awhile. Any ideas? I've already tried the good suggestions given here. Thank you! Debbie

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