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I just updated to the latest version of Photoshop (2022) and after I did this, previous files that were saved as .psd were not opening on photopshop. I also tried the option "open with" but photoshop could not be found here even after looking under "more apps". I then uninstalled and reinstalled the software, but the problem still continued. Finally I created a new file on photopshop and saved it as a .psd file but when I tried to reopen the file on photoshop it did not happen. The photoshop files that are saved on my computer look like this (image attached below). The files are only opening if it has been saved on Creative Cloud. Please Help!!
Can you open the files when you first launch PS, then choose File > Open?
If you are trying to open the files by double-clicking in the Windows File Explorer, you need to change the file association in the OS. See this help file from Microsoft:
Hi! Thanks for the reply. Yes, the files are opening once I launch Photoshop and then open the artwork from File. I am still trying to figure out the default apps bit to open the app just by double clicking on the file.
Thanks for the help!
@Leah Clarence wrote:
I am still trying to figure out the default apps bit to open the app just by double clicking on the file.
The steps are in the link from Microsoft (above), or you can follow Trevor's steps (below) 😊
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Windows has lost file association with PSD files. I don't remember having this happen before, but with 22 million users I am sure you are not the first. I'm guessing that the Windows file association is tied to a specific file path, and that will have changed after the update. Windows will be looking for a Photoshop 2021 folder for the Photoshop.exe file, and if you chose to remove the old version when updating, that no longer exists.
It should be as simple as
Open File Explorer
finding any .psd file.
Right click and choose Open With
If it does not see Photoshop click on browse and navigate to the file path in my screen shot
Click on Always use
And choose Photoshop.exe
That should work, but if not, you might have to open Bridge 2022
open Preferences Ctrl K
Click on File Associations
and set .psd files to Photoshop 2022
Hi! I tried everything that you mentioned, including changing the settings in Bridge 2022 (which already had the Adobe 2022 to open .psd files, but none of this has worked so far...
I am able to open the files now by launching Photoshop and clicking File < Open but still stuck with trying to open it by just double clicking on the file. Thanks for the help though!
Uninstall and reinstall.
If you have more than one PS version installed, uninstall them all, in reverse version order. Last in, first out.
Then reinstall. If you want to keep more than one version, install in version order. Earliest version first, then newer.
Thankyou so much! Your solution worked for me, I can finally open files by just double clicking
You're welcome 🙂