4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2009 1:25 PM by Harron K. Appleman

    How do I stop Illustrator CS3 from continually stealing file associations?


      Since moving from CS2 to CS3 I've been plagued with a file association problem. Every time I run Illustrator CS3, it steals the file association for .FLT files (this didn't happen in CS2). .FLT files don't appear in the Bridge so I can't do anything about it there. Problem is that .FLT files have been around since 1990 and are used by a 3D modelling package. Now Illustrator keeps trampling the file association and I can't figure out how to stop it. The .FLT files I've used for the past two decades are NOT Illustrator filters.

      Anyone got any bright ideas? At the moment I have a registry hack sitting on my desktop that I have to run each time I close Illustrator.