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  1. Prime
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    The icon for any .psd is broken. How can i fix it? When i double click it opens photoshop fine.

    The icon looks like this:

    [​IMG]

    When it should look like this:

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  2. Killermech

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    Right click it, choose properties , in the 'General' tab. Select 'Change...' and pick photoshop from the list. Should be named 'Adobe Photoshop CSX'.
    Icons can get broken, but reassigning it again to the program usually fixes it.

    If it doesn't, then do this.
    Open explorer (type explorer in 'run')
    Go to the tab 'Tools'
    Then select 'Folder options'
    Select the 'File types' tab
    Find 'PSD'
    Click and select 'Advanced'
    Click 'Change Icon...'

    If it isn't there, then browse the .exe file of photoshop and get the icon from there.
     
  3. Prime
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    That didn't work.
     
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    try right click, open with, choose default program, tick the "always use" box, then click browse, go to program files, adobe photoshop cs3/cs4 then double click on the photshop.exe file.now on the previous window, click ok. the icon should change back
     
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    Try the secondary way, that should do the trick. Check the edited post.
     
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    Didn't work.
     
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    Didn't work :/

    I think I'm screwed
     
  10. MystikEkoez

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    Okay, before you jack up your computer anymore, ignore any previous posts on here.
    I am using both Vista AND PS CS3, so I'll help you out.

    EDIT: Hold on.

    EDIT2: Okay, go to Start->Default Programs->Associate a file type or protocol with a program->.PSD->Adobe Photoshop CS3
     
  11. Prime
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    Well that got it changed but not into the default icon :/

    [​IMG]
     
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    UHHH... I dunno.
    Lol.
     
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    I could System Restore but i cant remember when the problem started and I don't set system restore points often.
     
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    Perhaps in PS there is a preferences menu item where you can associate filetypes. Try disassociating then hitting apply/OK, then re-associate with PSD files.

    Just a guess.
     
  15. Good ol' Phi

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    There are 3 answers:
    1.Registry entry is missing
    2. .ico file is missing
    3. corrupt installation (bad tor*cough*rent)

    the solution is to reinstall

    ps i have xp sp3 and vista x64 sp1 ultimate dual boot system
    i installed ps(cs3) on vista and it also worked on xp so registry is probably entries are probably uunnecessary for ps3 to work
     
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    eh? xp has a registry too you no? most programs need registry entrys to work. what are you trying to say "i installed ps(cs3) on vista and it also worked on xp so registry is probably entries are probably uunnecessary for ps3 to work"
     
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    This is what i was trying to say:
    When you install a program with a setup-that setup first extracts the files needed for the program to work
    then it adds registry entries to your registry.Registry entries contain configurations that setup generated based on the
    information it collected from your system,that way program knows how to work on vista and how to work on xp at the same time
    (thats an example).Apparently photoshop doesn't work that way-ps generates registry entries when you run it (there are only 2
    entries FreeSpace and FreeBeforeSlopAdjust)

    BOTTIOM LINE MISSING ICONS ARE NOT A REGISTRY ISSUE

    When you install ps on vista registry entries are made only on vista's registry-they are not transfered to xp's registry
    so i was wrong and you should just reinstall ps and it will be ok
     
  18. Prime
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    I'll just uninstall photoshop cs3 and install it again...but this time cs4! [​IMG]
     
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    wtf?!? there is cs4??
     
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    Yes it came out a while ago.