Cannot launch files in ps5.5 thru explorer

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Paul Furman, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. Paul Furman

    Paul Furman Guest

    Sometimes if I try to launch a file from a Win2k explorer window or from
    Irfanview's "launch in external program" PS 5.5 will fire up but not
    open the file. I can then use file > open within PS. It seems this might
    be a memory issue. It's pretty common. Any ideas?
    Paul Furman, Dec 8, 2003
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  2. Paul Furman

    Paul Furman Guest

    Someone emailed me off list with this comment:
    I'm using Win Xp, but I suspect Win 2k functions in a similar fashion.
    If this is true, the you need to 'associate' the image file type (jpg,
    gif, etc.) with Photoshop. They are probably 'associated' with
    Irfanview right now.

    I have Irfanview associated as the default application intentionally but
    I should still be able to launch directly from explorer by right
    clicking "open with > Photoshop". This works about 2/3 of the time.
    Usually it seems to fail if I have a lot of other windows and
    applications open and memory is no longer abundant.
    Paul Furman, Dec 8, 2003
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