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  1. #11


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Windows 8 came pre-installed on a new computer. I am not aware of having done anything that would affect its 'workings' - I have spent most of my time in recent days transferring files from the old computer to the new. The installation of both PhotoShop and PhotoStudio was from a CD, not 'transferred'.

    I made this comment in my first post:

    "My preferred programs (ArcSoft PhotoStudio and Corel Paint Shop, in particular) are not listed in the 'Set Your default programs' screen. They are, however, listed as programs available to 'Uninstall' so I presume they have been correctly installed in the first place."

    Should they be visible in the 'Set your default programs screen'? As you have these programs installed, are they visible as a choice on your list?

    Perhaps re-installing will help - I will try that when I feel in a better mood. Thank you for all your help,

    Bevaau

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Bevaau,

    Nope, PhotoStudio 6 is not listed Default Programs.

    Only when I right clicked on an image file, and used Open with to select the "C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcSoft\PhotoStudio 6\PhotoStudio.exe" did it work.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Thanks for that - I was starting to think I was a bit mad! So it is not possible to select it as the default for .jpg files, for example?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yes, doing the second part of what I posted above using "Open with".
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  5. #15


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Trying again!


    OK - I'm very trying! I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 and still am unable to select the default programs I wish to use. I have not checked all the possibles but .txt and .jpg files are the ones giving me grief.
    has there been any progress on this I see there are others with the same problem!
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