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PSD Icons on desktop now show as a pencil icon

New Here ,
Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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Made some changes to my systen settings, to deactivate downloading photos every time I connect my iPhone.  After making several changes to my system settings, any psd thumbnail icons on my destop now show up with a "pencil" icon, rather than a pic of the file itself.  How do I change a setting back to see what the file icon actually looks like on my desktop?

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Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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Hi there,

That does not sound right, could you please try chaning the file assocation settings and make Photoshop the default app for opening psd files?

Windows: https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-change-file-associations-in-windows-2624477
macOS: https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/how-to-manage-file-associations-in-macos/

Regards,
Sahil

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New Here ,
Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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Thanks for your response.  I went thru the procedure that you listed for Windows.  Went to the default setting and found the .psd file extension.  Clicked on Photoshop CS6 and the desktop icons still look like pencils and when doble clicked - open in Autodesk Sketchbook.

 

I had never gotten into this setting dialog box earlier.  I must have checked/unchecked some other type of setting.  Any other suggestions?

 

TY in advance.

Steve

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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Hi, Did you solve this problem. I'm having the same proplem and dont know how to fix it.

Rebecca

 

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2021

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I have the same issue. Can anyone figure out what is causing this?

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New Here ,
Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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hi how did you solve this problem my computer is doing it to ?

 

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2024 Jun 28, 2024

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I had the same thing happen, it changed all my icons to sketch art. I went to my apps, did a search for the Sketch Art App (autodesk). and uninstalled it since it is for web apps and such which I dont use. Now all my Photoshop icons are back.

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