I was able to configure Fireworks to be the defaul app for jpgs - and when I click on a jpg file in my file manager, - Fireworks launches - but the image file that I clicked on does not open.
I like to be able to find a file using Windows Explorer (using Windows 7) and then click on it to launch in Fireworks - although it worked with 5.5 - it is not working with 6.0.
What am I doing wrong?
If you right click on a jpeg and select Open With > Choose Program, select Fireworks CS6 and check the Always use the selected program option does that make any difference? What File Manager do you use? If you specify Fireworks CS6 to be the default app within the Bridge CS6 prefs and then double-click a jpeg from within Bridge does it open in Fireworks CS6?
I alread specified Fireworks CS6 as the default program in Windows File Manager. It does not work.
I can open an image from within Fireworks but not by opening it in the File Manager. (I use Windows Explorer) Version - Windows 7.0
When I use the Bridge CS6 - I can double click on a file and open it easily within the bridge.
It is in the windows default program function that I am having problems.
I tested this on my Windows 7 system and it worked okay with the method I described. Fireworks wasn't in the list so I had to hit the Browse button and direct it to the Fireworks.exe after which double-clicking a jpeg image opened the image in Fireworks CS6. This functionality is a feature of Windows not the Adobe software. All of the file associations are based off of related Windows registry entries.
Things you could try
1) Specify a different default app like Windows Picture and Fax viewer and then try switching it to Fireworks CS6 again
Not an official Adobe solution, try at your own risk!
2) Try resetting the file assocations to the Windows defaults then associating it again
Had you deleted jpeg previously?
I found this, haven't had a needed to test the solution out myself but might be what you need