Problem setting Photoshop CS6 to open by default

This is a problem that Adobe should have dealt with. Instead I had to clean their mess up. Basically, I’ve been installing the Adobe Master Suite with each iteration of a new one. CS3,CS4,CS5,CS5.5 and now CS6. But on my Windows machine it didn’t recognize my psd files. When I tried to open them up on Bridge it output an error that it couldn’t find the CS5 Photoshop. What? But I uninstalled CS5. What is this happening?

This article shows others had the same problem but let me tell you how to quickly fix it.

Basically you hit the start menu and type ‘regedit’ and hit enter. That will open your registry. Browse to this location in the registry:

[prettify]HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Photoshop.exe\shell\open\command[/prettify]

double click to edit and change it from:

[prettify]”C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 (64 Bit)\Photoshop.exe” “%1″[/prettify]

to this:

[prettify]”C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Photoshop.exe” “%1″[/prettify]

You don’t have to reboot your machine. Now if you can set .psd to open in Photoshop by using this traditional method

Happy Photoshopping!

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