When you right-click, there's an option called "Edit with". Choose
that and choose the app you want.
Yes....as I described in my original post, I choose "Edit with" and select Photoshop CC....but the problem is that it then opens the Photoshop CC that is on my BACKUP drive (my backup drive backs up my entire main system drive) and not the Photoshop CC that is open on my main drive. I end up with having two versions of Photoshop CC open which is what I DON'T want. All I want is for the image to open in the Photoshop CC that is installed on my main drive.
Does the problem exist if Photoshop CC on the main drive is open? If not, consider setting it to open when the computer starts up. The active instance might take precedence over the inactive one.
Usually, the last-installed instance of an application is the one that operating systems (OS X & Windows) associate with a document file that calls for the application, for example, when double clicking in Finder/Explorer. It's common to see the newest release invoked (say Photoshop CC rather than Photoshop CS 6) because the newest release is usually the last one installed. Because Adobe CS applications usually install new versions of common files, it's recommended to install releases in chronological order if it's necessary to reinstall applications when there are multiple instances on the same computer. For example, install Photoshop CS4, then CS5, then CS6; if an earlier release is installed when a newer is present, the earlier common file(s) may cause problems for the application. A consequence of this is the normal, but sometimes annoying, behavior that when launching an application by launching one of its files, the newest release is opened because that's how the operating system works.
In your case, it's possible that the operating system sees the backup drive's Photoshop installation as the newest installation, and launches it. Perhaps backing up Photoshop CC makes that instance appear newer to the OS. Consider leaving Photoshop CC out of the backup operation. If that works, fine! If not, you might try starting the computer from the backup drive, running Photoshop, then quitting and restarting the computer from the main drive. If that doesn't fix the problem, perhaps try starting from the backup drive again, then reinstalling Photoshop on it, then restarting from the main drive. If this works, it may "hold," or some operation like backing up, might negate all your smart tricks.
Perhaps one of these strategies may be a permanent fix.
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Thank you for your reply...I appreciate it After spending 3/4 of an hour with Adobe, they weren't able to get it working either and said they would contact me if they could find a fix. They just told me to use the version on my back-up drive....which of course is NOT what I want to do.
Right after I got off the phone I thought of an easy fix...and it solved my problem! I just dumped the version that was on my back-up drive and excluded it from future back-ups. Problemo solved...yahooo!:)) I realised that I certainly don't need it backed up anyway!
Thank you so much for your time spent in responding...I so appreciate it.
Have a lovely evening,
You're welcome, Christine.
The right solution is almost always "one of the above." Glad you got one.
Thank you Peter... somehow I had missed earlier seeing the part in your comment about removing Photoshop CC from future backups... that would have saved me spending time on the phone with Adobe:) I have now marked your answer as the correct answer ... had missed doing that earlier:)