PSD files no longer associated

New Here ,
Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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Overnight, my PSD file icons have become blank white rectangles.  Also, if I click on a PSD file to open it, I get a message asking what program to use, and photoshop is not listed.  It seems my PSD files are no longer associated with the 2022 release.  Can someone please advise how to fix this?  Thank you.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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That probably happened because your earlier versions were uninstalled as you installed 2022. There's a checkbox to not do that and leave them installed (just for future reference).

 

The outgoing version can sometimes take associations with it and leave them orphaned.

 

First try to uninstall and reinstall Photoshop. If that doesn't work, go into Windows Settings and set associations manually. It's under Apps > Default Apps > Choose default applications by filetype:

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In the future, always install in strict version order, and uninstall in reverse version order. Last in, first out. That's always safe.

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Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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I have the same problem but it's not related to uninstalling the previous version, as I kept both.  Windows file association by file type will not let me choose Photoshop 2022.  I can associate files in Bridge but Windows won't associate any files with Photoshop 2022.  This problem only began quite awhile after I installed the updated version.

This is not the first time this has happened. 

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New Here ,
Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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Same here. But I can't choose Photoshop to link with the .psd
It is the only extension that is corrupt.

 

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Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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See If you can set the Association from Windows File explorer. Right click on a PSD file. Click Open With the choose an other program. Scroll to the bottom check Always use the app and click on more Apps then scroll to the bottom and click Look for another app on this PC.  Navigate on the c drive toeProgram files  Adobe  Adobe  Photoshop 2022  Photoshop.exe click  Open.

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