change action when right clicking on file


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When I right click on an image file and select "Edit" it opens the file in Paint and I was wondering how I go about changing that to open "Photoshop" instead.


Joe S

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Right click the file and select open with and Photoshop and check box to make it default if you wish.


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"Edit" and "open with" are different functions. If you wish to change the edit program you need to make a registry change. You can do this manually or there are utility programs available to do it for you. There is a good guide to the options here:

Change the default image editor application, invoked from Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

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