Unable to open photos in PSE 2 using 'Open With'

  Skeletor 00:28 31 Dec 03

Hi all,

I was given Photoshop Elements 2 for Christmas. Installed it ok and all seems fine...except, when I right click a photo in 'My Pictures' folder, I am unable to open the photo in PS Elements 2 using the 'Open With'command. Even after selecting PSE 2 in 'choose Program', it still doesn't appear in the list of progams. I previously used PSE 1 without this problem.BTW, if I have PSE 2 running, and then I open a photo using PSE 2's 'Open' command, then there is no problem. I hope this is clear.

Win XP Home

Many thanks.

  hugh-265156 00:39 31 Dec 03

when you select elements in open with did you tick the "always use this program" box afterwards?

  Skeletor 01:01 31 Dec 03

Thanks huggyg71,

I am unable to tick the 'Always use the selected program to open this type of file' box as I can't get PSE 2 to appear in the Open With-Programs box. I've tried an uninstall/reinstall...still no joy.

  hugh-265156 01:05 31 Dec 03

did you use the "browse" tab to find it first and select it?

  Skeletor 01:08 31 Dec 03

Sometimes I just feel so stupid!

Just took another look in PSE 2, and lo and behold I found a little thing called 'File association manager' does exactly what it says on the tin. Doh!

Sorry guys.

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