Fix Photoshop File Association Problem

Repair Photoshop Association File with ease

“I recently upgraded my Adobe Photoshop CS4 version to the latest Adobe Photoshop CS5 version and deleted the older CS4 version after installation. But the problem is whenever I try to open an existing PSD file; my Windows 7 operating system is asking me with what program to open the file. When I goggled up the issue, I found that I’ve lost all associations of all Photoshop related files like .jpg, .psd, .tiff, .ai and so forth. I didn’t find any solution for the problem, any suggestions would be appreciated? Thanks in advance”

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You often find this kind of question in Adobe forums and blogs. Many users encounter this kind of problem, when they upgrade their Adobe Photoshop from older version to newer version. There are few things that you can do to overcome these problems, such as re-installing the existing Photoshop version and replacing it with a newer version (or) reinstalling the complete Windows operating system (or) restoring the previous version of “Windows Registry”.

The above mentioned solutions are complex and many result in one or the other problem. And even after following the above mentioned techniques, if you are still not able to sort out the problem. Then the problem lies in your PSD file itself and you need to fix such corrupt Photoshop file with the help of reliable utility like Remo Repair. But, before going through the repair process, let us get familiar with few reasons due to which a PSD file gets corrupt and inaccessible:

  • Sudden power failure while installing or upgrading Photoshop application
  • Virus attack on Windows hard disk where PSD file are stored
  • Opening Photoshop file on incompatible Adobe Photoshop version
  • Interruptions while moving or transferring PSD files from one storage media to another
  • Bad sectors, hardware error, application malfunction etc are some of the other reasons

About Remo Repair PSD

Remo Repair is a top rated utility that helps you in fixing Photoshop file associations in a very easy and effective way. The tool repairs PSD file corruption caused due to any reasons on all versions of Windows operating system. The best thing about the utility is that while the repair process, the software automatically recovers PSD files along with its color codes and layers.

Notable Features of Remo Repair

  • Repairs corrupt, damaged, inaccessible and broken PSD files
  • Supports fixing of PSD and PDD files created on all versions of Adobe Photoshop
  • Has the ability to fix Photoshop files with depth of 1, 8, 16 and 32 bit per channel
  • Scans and fixes PSD files stored on media storage like USB drives, external hard disk, DVDs, internal hard drives etc
  • Is compatible to run on both Windows and Mac operating system


Repairing Photoshop file associations using Remo Repair PSD:

Step 1: Download Remo Repair PSD application on your system and install the same. Run the software and follow the main screen steps. Click on “Browse” button from the main window to select your corrupt PSD file and press “Repair” button as depicted in figure 1.

Photoshop File Association Fix - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: You can view the repair process through progress window as depicted in figure 2.

Repair Photoshop Association File - Repairing Progress

Figure 2: Repairing Progress

Step 3: As soon as the repair process gets over, you can preview the repaired Photoshop file using “Preview” option as depicted in figure 3.

Fix Association of Photoshop File - Preview Repaired File

Figure 3: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: And at last save the repaired PSD file to your desired destination location by clicking on "Save" option as depicted in figure 4.

How to Repair Photoshop Files Association - Save Repaired File

Figure 4: Save Repaired File