PS not listed in the open with option

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Mar 23, 2018 Mar 23, 2018

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I cannot open an image directly into photoshop CC 2018 by right clicking. PS CC 2018 does not show as a default program in the list. I've gone into browse and tried to add it by going to Adobe, Adobe photoshop 2018, choosing the program file, but nothing.

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Mar 24, 2018 Mar 24, 2018
If you're on Windows have a look in the registry in this location and see if the Photoshop.exe key is setHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Photoshop.exe\shell\open\commandYou should see the belowTo open the registry just type regedit in the run command

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 24, 2018 Mar 24, 2018

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Same old, same old: Start by checking all those other tools that clog up the contextual list and remove their system integration options via their preferences or by uninstalling them if you really don't use them. Otherwise there are enough tools out there that can help you with fixing file associations/ context handlers and customize those right-click menus. A web search will help.

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Mar 24, 2018 Mar 24, 2018

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If you're on Windows have a look in the registry in this location and see if the Photoshop.exe key is set

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Photoshop.exe\shell\open\command

You should see the below

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To open the registry just type regedit in the run command

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Mar 24, 2018 Mar 24, 2018

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This fixed my problem!! Thanks!

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May 05, 2018 May 05, 2018

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But HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications does NOT have an entry for Photoshop.exe!!! (screen grab attached)  And yes, it is installed on my machine.  It is open at this moment.  What now?

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May 05, 2018 May 05, 2018

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Since Photoshop.exe is NOT in my registry at the specified location (see my sceen grab above), I had to try something else.  I found this suggestion at superuser.com :  file association - Manually Add Program to Open With in Windows 10 - Super User

It did the job for the current program I am using but, WHAT THE HECK?  I now have to do this for every program that has a Open menu to do some photo editing.   Yes, every program inexplicably LOST Photoshop CC 2018 in its "Open With" list?  Yes, it used to be in the list but then disappeared with the latest update of PS CC 2018.  How did this happen?  WHY did this happen?  Anyone know?  there should be a global fix.  And also, WHY is Photoshop.exe not in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications registry?  Grrr. 

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May 05, 2018 May 05, 2018

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Since Photoshop.exe is NOT in my registry at the specified location (see my sceen grab above), I had to try something else.  I found this suggestion at superuser.com :  file association - Manually Add Program to Open With in Windows 10 - Super User

It did the job for the current program I am using but, WHAT THE HECK?  I now have to do this for every program that has a Open menu to do some photo editing.   Yes, every program inexplicably LOST Photoshop CC 2018 in its "Open With" list?  Yes, it used to be in the list but then disappeared with the latest update of PS CC 2018.  How did this happen?  WHY did this happen?  Anyone know?  there should be a global fix.  And also, WHY is Photoshop.exe not in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications registry?  Grrr. 

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Explorer ,
Apr 29, 2019 Apr 29, 2019

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I experienced the same problem with Adobe Photoshop 2019 (CC 20.0.4 Release) and your fix worked great.
Just make sure that you update the extension as follows for the 2019 releases: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Photoshop.exe" "%1"

Mine was still pointing to Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 for some odd reason.

FYI.... this fix also worked for Coral Draw 2019.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 24, 2018 Mar 24, 2018

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Hi Rachel:

This is a "file association" issue with your operating system (OS). Assuming you are on Windows 10:
How to set a default browser (or anything else) in Windows 10 | Digital Trends.

If you are on another OS, you can either google "setting the file association" for that OS, or let us know which one you are on and we can do it for you and post the link here.

~Barb

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Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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I have "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018\Photoshop.exe" "%1" in

both HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Photoshop.exe\shell\edit\command and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit\command.

When i right click and click Edit, photoshop is opened but image isn't!

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Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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Edit: right-click and click on "edit" a psd or another photoshop file, photoshop opens that file. But if i click on "edit" an image in jpg, bmp, gif, png etc. file types, photoshop doesn't open such images. Opening such files works with right-click and click on "open with".

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