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Is it possible to open the same files every time Photoshop CC Opens?

Community Beginner ,
May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019

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I work with the same number of templates pretty much every day; and I'd like to find a way to have those files automatically open as soon as Photoshop opens. I only know that if you close PS, it will try to open recovery version of that file, but I'm looking to open the most up-to-date versions. I was wondering if Windows would open shortcuts to those files if I stuck them in the Startup folder as an alternative... Open to all suggestions.

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May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019

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Hi Stever,

As you're trying to set Photoshop to open the same file automatically at every launch, could you please let us know the format of the template you work with?

If it's a PSD then you can simply double click on it and open it.
If the template is a different format then you can set Photoshop as the default application for the specific format. And each time you open the template, it will automatically open in Photoshop.

Change file association Windows: How to Change File Associations in Windows
Change file association macOS: Change the Default Application a File Opens With on Your Mac

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Sahil

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Community Beginner ,
May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019

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HI Sahil,

Thank you for your response, but it does not answer my question. I would like the same set of files to open every time Photoshop starts, automatically.

Ex. I have files x.psd, y.psd. Every time I open Photoshop after my Windows starts, I want those two files to automatically open. I want to avoid opening PS then going to find those files and double clicking them, or going to recent and selecting them. I want them to automatically open.

Thanks,
Steve

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May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019

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Yes. Create an open application event handler that open the template via an action.

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LEGEND ,
May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019

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I would just point the shortcut to the file... as long as Photoshop is the default software to open it then you don't need to do anything fancy

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May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019

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The Op want to open a set of files in my example Action I only opened a single Mockup PSD. The action could easily open a set of files as document into Photoshop.

A shortcut to a file to file that open by default with Photoshop. Is not going to open a set of document into Photoshop and Photoshop will not open any documents when Photoshop is started. If they want to open a set of documents all they need do is record an action to open the set and set a F key to it then use the F key in Photoshop anytime the want to open that set.  To automate that process  they just need to add the action to the script event manager as an application start event handler.

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Jan 21, 2024 Jan 21, 2024

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I want to do this, but don't get the same options as in your picture.  

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Community Expert ,
Jan 21, 2024 Jan 21, 2024

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I want to do this, but don't get the same options as in your picture.  

By @anna68986092

 

 

 

@JJMack (RIP) wrote an action called "OpenDefaultTemplate" and put it in the Set (folder) that he created called "Template Actions"

 

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You are looking at the actions in your Set (folder) called Default.

 

While we can no longer ask JJ, he does describe what he did in previous posts in this thread. If you are new to creating actions, start with this help page:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/creating-actions.html

 

Jane

 

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Jan 21, 2024 Jan 21, 2024

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More on the Script Events Manager at my blog here:

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2021/10/photoshop-script-events-manager.html

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