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Solved File type associations?


Fiasco

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#1
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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  • OS
    Windows 8

Mystere

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    CPU
    Intel i7 3770K
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    Gigabyte Z77X-UD4 TH
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    16GB DDR3 1600
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    nVidia GTX 650
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    Auria 27" IPS + 2x Samsung 23"
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    Logitech MX