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Trying to open a TIF file in 32 bit PS, keeps opening in 64 bit

Apr 30, 2013 1:26 PM

I have tried changing file type associations in Windows, changing file type associations in Bridge, changing the registry, right clicking and selecting open with, and nothing works. The only way I can do it is to drag my file to the 32 bit PS icon. How do I make 32 bit the default version that opens?

 

Windows 7 64 bit

PS CS6

 

Thanks

 
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    Apr 30, 2013 4:44 PM   in reply to southhighstreet77

    The paths should be controlled in the Registry. Make sure they are correct:

     

    32-bit Photoshop: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Photoshop\60.0\

    64-bit Photoshop: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Photoshop\60.0\

     
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    Apr 30, 2013 4:54 PM   in reply to southhighstreet77

    If you want to open PS in 32 bit you have to go to Bridge.  Click on edit/preferences/file type associations.  Click on browse then navigate to the 32 bit PS.exe location.

     
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    May 2, 2013 9:19 AM   in reply to southhighstreet77

    Which part of the registry?

     
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    May 2, 2013 10:33 AM   in reply to southhighstreet77

    I was just asking to verify that they were correct.

     

    Windows can get a bit wonky with executable files that have the same name. When you manually try to direct a file to open in a program other than the one it already has set up, if they have the same name, it will just go for the original anyway. I don't really know of a way to force it to work. However, you can set this up in Bridge and from my experience it is entirely dependable. But the Bridge File Type Associations have no control over Windows Explorer.

     

    Have you tried double-clicking the Tiff files in Bridge and have them open in the 32-bit version of Photoshop?

     
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