6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2018 4:42 AM by randallv77079952

    Photoshop CC 2018 Hijacks Mac File Associations

    randallv77079952 Level 1

      Since upgrading to PS CC 2018, I have noticed the app hijacks file associations on my Mac (OS High Sierra 10.13.2); specifically PDFs and image files, both of which used to open with Preview.


      I have tried manually resetting the associations to Preview using "Get Info" and resetting the file(s) in question, as well as applying "Change All" at the same time. This works fine until I launch Photoshop, which then re-hijacks the associations.


      I chatted with support about this; the explanation I got was that the PS preferences were corrupted, so to solve the problem I would have to delete them and set up PS to my liking all over again. I was annoyed to have to resort to that, but I tried it and it worked, but only for a short time, after which the issue returned.


      This behaviour is either a bug, or a 'feature' that crosses the line by being too invasive.


      This needs to be fixed ASAP as it's messing with my workflow and productivity.