Lightroom: Edit in Adobe Photoshop is not working

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I have this strange problem with Lightroom/Photoshop integration. It is easier to describe what is working than what is not. When I select a single JPG or PSD photo from Lightroom integration works ok. I can open the photo directly as "Edit in Adobe Photoshop" and PS opens and it opens the photo. However if I select DNG photo or try to open a photo as smart object or select multiple images and try to open them as layers in PS, then PS lauches but PS doesn't open the image(s).

If I create an additional editor and select PS there with same defaults as the default one, I can open DNG photos in PS using that. Obviously that doesn't help with open smart objects, layers, panoramas or HDR.

I am running latest version of Lightroom (3.5) and Photoshop (12.0.4) on my MacBook with OSX 10.7.2. I had the same problem last week and the restarting my computer helped. Now it doesn't... I have searched solutions for this problem and people have previously suggested for removing the preferences file (plist), I tried that with LR and PS, no help. I have reinstalled both programs, but the problem still persists.
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Kari Lempiäinen

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Allen Eaton

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The 4.1 release did not fix the problem.
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Kari Lempiäinen

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I came up with solution to my problem about a month ago. I changed Photoshop to open in 32-bit mode. After that opening worked ok from Lightroom. I changed Photoshop back to 64-bit mode and it continued working. If anybody has similar problem, that could be a solution...
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Allen Eaton

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Thank you for your help Karl. What is the procedure to change the bit-mode? Allen Eaton
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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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Allen, are you Mac or PC?
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Kari Lempiäinen

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Open your Applications folder in Finder. Right click on PhotoShop and select Get Info. From the Info window you can select "Open in 32-bit mode". If you're Windows user, I have no idea how to do that in Windows, sorry...
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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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In Windows, you have two separate executables-one for 32 and one for 64.
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Allen Eaton

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Thank you Rikk and Kari. Mac Book OS X Snow Leopard upgrade from lightroom 3 -6.5 64-bit Adobe Elements 10 bundle upgrade from elements 8 also installed. Presently using a work around exporting photos to desk top ,Then from elements 10 using file open from desk top to open in acr editor then open in 8 or 16 bit to use elements 10.
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Allen Eaton

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This may be the problem. ( no photoshop folder) Before leaving on a trip, I installed Elements 10 bundle and did not open it using lighroom 3 and elements 8. With a few weeks of clean air and no ethernet or other distractions, I planned to learn EL10 and continue using Lr3 and EL8. Returning, I Installed lightroom 4 beta started working and system crashed. I uninstalled lightroom beta and Elements 10 bundle, moved all photo and image files to external drives. (suspect organizer refreshing which I did not knownly open) Installed lightroom 4 from Disk and Elements 10 only. No Photoshop folder. Is it possible to create a photoshop folder?
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Probably want to run the installer again to do a 'repair' installation.