What is the operating system you are using.
Windows 7 Home Premiuim (64-bit)
- Choose Start > Control Panels.
- Change to list view:
- On Windows 7, click the View By pop-up menu and choose Small Icons.
- Double-click Default Programs.
- Click Associate A File Type.
- Select .indd from the list.
- Click Change Program.
- If your desired version of InDesign is listed, choose, it. Otherwise, click Browse to locate it and click Open.
- Ensure the "Always use the selected program..." option is selected. Click OK to close the Open With dialog box.
- Double-click an .indd file to ensure that it opens with your preferred version of InDesign.
Thanks, but I already tried it at first but it is not the effective method.
I think its because of the this reason :
Both - InDesign CS4 and InDesign CS5 have their application/program/exe named as "indesign.exe".
Installation of either InDesign CS4 or InDesign CS5, sets a Windows default path for the "indesign.exe". In this case, since InDesign CS4 was installed later (after InDesign CS5 was already installed), the "indesign.exe" which was directing InDesign CS5's "indesign.exe" was replaced by InDesign CS4's "indesign.exe".
But after long google and search through regedit, I've got the solution :
- Locate HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InDesign.Document\Shell\Open\Command in regedit
- Change the value of (Default) attribute to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CS5.5\InDesign.exe" "%1" // Include the quotes
Message was edited by: Vidit Kothari
Is this same thing possible on a mac computer, I know macs or i assume macs do not have a registar file.
I'm sorry, but I don't know much about Macintosh OS, but have used my cousin's macbook pro and have never seen or heard such "registry" thing in it.
Never have I but was wondering if anyone else was reading this if they had any idea if there is something that can be changed on the mac system like the registry that the windows pc's have
On Mac, and for the faint of heart on Windows, the method would be to uninstall both versions, then reinstall in chronological order.
@Peter Spier : True,
In fact, many novice/beginners using InDesign in Windows take this particular step to resolve the issue
In fact, many novice/beginners with InDesign will not have this particular problem.
It is strongly recommended not to install different versions out of chronological order. I'm actually surprised it appeared to work for you.
The correct answer I posted above which deals with modifications in Window's registry is the only solution I could find after hours of deep thought and analysis of fundamental Windows application installation structure and procedure. And it worked. I hardly think its a matter of surprise.
And I guess I can definitely contradict you on this one especially when your environment has lots of piracy around and getting all the versions of a software available for just a few bucks. I have heard and suggested this solution to around 9 people (local) already .
Though you are suggesting it right but not installing version in order brought this issue to highlight had we had installed in order may be we wouldn't be able to find this new solution