“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:
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.
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.
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: You can view the repair process through progress window as depicted in figure 2.
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.
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.
Figure 4: Save Repaired File