Photoshop Is Saving As Illustrator Not As Photoshop

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Photoshop seems to be saving as an Illustrator file on my computer. To be clear I don't want it to. I create a Photoshop progect and I save it in the normal way, IE File/Save As/Save on my computer. I save it with the .psd extention and ... it saves with an Illustrator icon with the .psd suffix on the file name. Well, perhaps there is a glitch and the two programs are sharing an icon for some reason. So I click on the icon and it opens in Illustrator despite having the .psd! If I go into Photoshop first I can open it as a normal PS file but I'd like to know why PS and Illustrator seem to be mixing together during the saving process. Has anyone else had this problem?  I am running a fully updated version of Windows 10 Pro on a computer with an AMD processor. This is the first time I've had this problem. 

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That is not a Photoshop issue but the file associations in Windows.

Go to Windows and type "File association" into the Windows search bar. Choose the option to Set a default app for each file type. The settings window will open Scroll down to psd and change it from Illutrator to Photoshop

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Photoshop Is Saving As Illustrator Not As Photoshop

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Photoshop seems to be saving as an Illustrator file on my computer. To be clear I don't want it to. I create a Photoshop progect and I save it in the normal way, IE File/Save As/Save on my computer. I save it with the .psd extention and ... it saves with an Illustrator icon with the .psd suffix on the file name. Well, perhaps there is a glitch and the two programs are sharing an icon for some reason. So I click on the icon and it opens in Illustrator despite having the .psd! If I go into Photoshop first I can open it as a normal PS file but I'd like to know why PS and Illustrator seem to be mixing together during the saving process. Has anyone else had this problem?  I am running a fully updated version of Windows 10 Pro on a computer with an AMD processor. This is the first time I've had this problem. 

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Correct answer by davescm | Adobe Community Professional

That is not a Photoshop issue but the file associations in Windows.

Go to Windows and type "File association" into the Windows search bar. Choose the option to Set a default app for each file type. The settings window will open Scroll down to psd and change it from Illutrator to Photoshop

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That is not a Photoshop issue but the file associations in Windows.

Go to Windows and type "File association" into the Windows search bar. Choose the option to Set a default app for each file type. The settings window will open Scroll down to psd and change it from Illutrator to Photoshop

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That did the trick. How weird. Never had the trouble before. All I can think of is that the automatic updates took it upon themselves to change the settings. 

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Yes it can happen if you install a package that handles psd after Photoshop and the file associations get updated.

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