Windows 10: Can't associate .ai file to Illustrator or .psd file to photoshop

Discus and support Can't associate .ai file to Illustrator or .psd file to photoshop in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have tried everything to associate the .ai file to illustrator. All my .ai files are associated with Acrobat rt click - open with - choose another... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by dbarttx, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. dbarttx Win User

    Can't associate .ai file to Illustrator or .psd file to photoshop


    I have tried everything to associate the .ai file to illustrator. All my .ai files are associated with Acrobat

    • rt click - open with - choose another app - more apps - look for another app on the pc
      • I navigate to Program Files/Adobe/Adobe Illustrator CC 2018/Support Files/Contents/Windows and then select Illustrator.exe file
      • Error Message: This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action. Please install an app or, if already installed, create an association in the Default Apps Settings page.

    • I go to the Default Apps setting page and click on Apps & Features (both Illustrator CC 2018 and Photoshop CC 2018 are listed there)
      • No options here, but to uninstall so I go back to Default Apps

    • I select Choose default apps by file type
      • I scroll down to .ai (which should be an Illustrator file) and it has associated it with Adobe Acrobat

      Can't associate .ai file to Illustrator or .psd file to photoshop 73111840-6a4c-4533-a525-689eb7bc275c?upload=true.jpg



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    • When I click on the Adobe Acrobat icon it only gave me two options -- Acrobat and to look for an App in the Store

    • I contacted Adobe Support and they told me this is a Windows OS problem.

    This is incredibly frustrating. While I know I can open the file using the program the file itself will not import properly into other CC programs.

    :)
     
    dbarttx, Aug 19, 2018
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  2. 95Viper Win User
    95Viper, Aug 19, 2018
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    jakefirs68, Aug 19, 2018
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  4. Can't associate .ai file to Illustrator or .psd file to photoshop

    Open a PSD file

    Windows 10. I'm using the Set Default Programs item from the Default Programs control panel item to set the default associations for certain file types (you get a list of possible associations for the selected
    program from which you can pick whichever associations you want).

    However, the list seems rather short compared to all the programs I have installed and somewhat arbitrary. I need to open .psd file using adobe photoshop express, but it does not appear on the list. The
    default program assigned is Paint- which is unable to open the file type. The only program option it gives me are Internet Explorer, Epson Monitor (related to my printer) or search windows store (which is a useless option). Where do I go from here?
     
    SandyHarris1, Aug 19, 2018
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