Which operating system are you using?
Sorry, I should have included that originally.
I know the OPEN WITH should work but it just doesn't bring FW up to the menu where I can choose it and set it as default.
Sorry but that brings me right back to the same OPEN WITH menu. It doesn't work either.
I am thinking I will just uninstall Photoshop. That way it cannot be the program that is default.
Linda: I still can't make FW my default program. BUT yet, I can make Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 the default one! So, I know how to do it, CS5 just won't let me make FW the default one.
I still am looking for the solution.
I have run into this twice with other apps. NetBeans and Photoshop. It is due to the registry not being updated with the new path of the exe. You have to edit the registry for this fix.
Changes made to the Windows registry happen immediately, and no backup is automatically made. Do not edit the Windows registry unless you are confident about doing so.
Microsoft have issued the following warning with respect to the Registry Editor:
"Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to re-install Windows to correct them. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use this tool at your own risk."
How to open the registry editor
At the taskbar, click Start|Run. Type
Regeditand press Return. The registry editor opens.
How to back up the registry
Before you edit the registry, you should make a backup (i.e.backup the current settings).
- Open the Registry editor.
- On the 'Registry' drop-down menu, click 'Export Registry File'.
- In the Export range panel, click 'All', then save your registry as Backup.
Once that is done and you are in edit mode go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Applications\Fireworks.exe\shell\open\command and update data with correct path. Mine is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS5\Fireworks.exe" "%1".
Thank you for your solution, it worked perfect.
I've never modified my registry before, but your instructions made it really easy.