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XP File Associations - Can't Modify

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by samora, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. samora

    samora Thread Starter

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    Need some help with XP file associations. Just installed adobe photoshop cs2 upgrade and tried to associate cs2 with tif files. File association defaults to a microsoft product, and when I try to change it, nothing happens. It remains associated with the microsoft product. I've tried to create new file associations, but nothing ever changes. Any ideas? THanks.
     
  2. Stallcup

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    Go to START/MY COMPUTER/TOOLS/FOLDER OPTIONS/FILE TYPE tab.

    Scroll down to TIF extension and left click to highlight. Click ADVANCED button. In the EDIT FILE TYPE window which comes up, click on the NEW button, and add your newly installed program.

    See if this works for you.
     
  3. Squashman

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    Have you tried Right Clicking the file.
    Chose Open With
    Chose Program
    Check the box that says "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file"
     

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    samora Thread Starter

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    I have successfully reassociated photoshop cs2 to tif files, but for some reason cannot change the icon to a photoshop cs2 one - still remains a microsoft imaging icon even though it launches cs2. Any ideas how to fix the icon mismatch? Thanks.
     
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