2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 24, 2017 12:22 PM by Akash Sharma

    Photoshop CC 2017 no longer able to set as default app

    littlelili Level 1

      After watching a tutorial on the refine brush tool for masking, it was advised to use photoshop 2015 since you can have parallel installs. I am working on a PC with Windows 10. Since installing 2015 I cannot set Photoshop 2017 as a default for anything, it is not even an oprtion. I can only select from the windows app store. I am guessing this s a registry fix so I am hoping someone can direct me to that edit.




        • 1. Re: Photoshop CC 2017 no longer able to set as default app
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          I no longer have many versions of Photoshop Installed for window 10 Preview build Green screened and I had to install Windows 10 to get my machine working.   So all my application needed to be installed.  So I decided to only install the version of Photoshop that I had installed that I felt were useful to have.  I did not install CS2, CS3, CC, CC 2015, CC 2015.5 and CC 2017.   I installed CS6, CC 2014 and CC 2018 to test.  I use CC 2014.  However,  installing CC 2018 changed many file type association to CC 2018, and made CC 2018 the default Photoshop application.   I use Regedit to change Windows Photoshop.exe key shell commands Edit and open from CC 2018 back to CC 2014.  I also change some File Type extension from CC 2018 to CC 2014. Either using Windows 10 settings or from windows explorer "open with" and "chose other application" where  I checked the Always check box.


          • 2. Re: Photoshop CC 2017 no longer able to set as default app
            Akash Sharma Adobe Employee

            Hi RL,


            Please rename the app "Photoshop.exe" to "PhotoshopCC2018.exe" and let us know if that helps.