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File type associations?

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    Windows 8

    File type associations?


    How can I change file type associations in Windows 8?

    For example .jpg files open in Photos app, fine, but when I right-click and choose "edit" Paint opens up. I want to change it from Paint to Photoshop and there seems to be no way to do that.

    In Windows 7 I used Creative Elements Power Tools for this, but it is not compatible with Windows 8.

    Can anyone help me with this?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It works the same way that it did in Windows 7.

    Right click on the image, choose Open With -> Choose Default Program, choose photoshop, then make sure "Use this app for all x Files" is checked.
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    Windows 8


    I get that part. No problem there. But I want to change the "edit" option without changing the default "open with" program.
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