Monday, January 24, 2011

Can't Set Fireworks as Default Application for PNGs

So I use Adobe Fireworks heavily for all my graphical needs. This past weekend I inherited Adobe Creative Suite 4 (I used to have CS3) from a friend. After installing CS4 I uninstalled CS3. From that point on I was unable to have *.PNG files automatically open in Fireworks CS4. Heck, I couldn't even Open As... and have them open in CS4. Finally I found the problem in the Windows registry.

In order to fix this:
  1. Run regedit.exe.
  2. Drill down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Applications\Fireworks.exe\shell\o pen\command.
  3. Update the REG_SZ data to point to the proper path on your machine (i.e. I set mine to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS4\Fireworks.exe" "%1").
  4. Close regedit.
  5. Try associating the file again.
  6. Success.


che said...

OMG! U R My Hero! I was trying to solve the same problem for Xilinx ISE (I couldnt set the default program to ise.exe) and googling things associated with Xilinx was to no avail. Cheers mate

che said...

OMG U R My Hero! This helped with xilinx ISE (couldnt set default program to ise.exe)

Philade said...

You are just a genius, I have been going crazy on how to resolve this.
Thanks, and have a great day.

Anonymous said...

If only you wrote instruction manuals, thank you for your help!!

VARTV said...

Thanks!!! Had trouble with CS6!

VARTV said...

Thanks! Had issues with CS6!!