droplet could not communicate with Photoshop

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Droplets don't work. Every time I try to use a droplet I get the error message "droplet could not communicate with Photoshop". CC2014, CC and PS 5 on a new computer with Windows 7. I found older reports that this issue has been solved but the solution didn't work for me.
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Larry Berman

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Pat77

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Hi,

I could solve this problem by re-installing CC2014. There's a big mess in the registry related to the settings of the Photoshop OLE Automation objects when multiple versions of PS are installed. My solution was to uninstall CS6 (I had already uninstalled CC), run CCleaner multiple times until it indicates no more issues in the registry (save your changes when running CCleaner) and then re-install CC2014.
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Guy Huntley

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This is the biggest problem Adobe has. They laid off a couple of the wrong people. They should have kept a couple of the OS gurus.

I've had to manually to into the registry to link photoshop, indesign, and illustrator files. Who knows what the links are with droplets. They should just work!

But uninstalling all the apps, running a goofy little utility that never should have been created in the first place, then reinstalling all the apps is NOT the signature of a class operation.
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Guy Huntley

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The old droplets function can be re-created using the Adobe Bridge "Batch" feature pointing to a Photoshop action. It may be even faster than the old droplet process.