"droplet couldn't communicate with photoshop" after Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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Droplets are now totally not working, whereas previously they worked most of the time (but not always)

I have started a new thread because this seems to be related to the anniversary update.

Things I have tried: disabling UAC, running PS as admin, creating new droplets as admin, forcing droplets to "always run as admin" in properties>compatibility.  And many variations.

Noticed that with droplets created as admin and droplets set to run as admin that the alert box does not appear immediately (like its thinking about it).  Otherwise alert appears immediately.

From this post: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2196032
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Rory Hill

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Got the same problem.  This totally screws my workflow, so a speedy fix sure would be appreciated.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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The Windows update may have modified something in the registry. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling Photoshop? That would potentially replace any messed up registry entries.
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Rory Hill

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Reinstalling Photoshop worked Jeffrey.  Many thanks.
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Gethin

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yes this worked for me too (but still occasionally get the error when exporting from lightroom)
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Re-installing Photoshop and re-booting Windows 10 cured this for me too!