Photoshop CC 2015 won't set as default image program:

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Photoshop CC 2015 will not set as the default program for images, although Dreamweaver and Illustrator show as options... is this a bug? I had no problem setting Photoshop CC 2014 as my default program. The initial launch of PS CC 2015 allowed me to set it as the default but the day after CC 2015 update does not allow me to set it as default. I have tried all the steps with no success:
Right click image set default program
Control Panel set default program...
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Bobby BLACK

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  • sad...it worked for CC 2014

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Bobby BLACK

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Fixed it:

Click on the Start button.

Select the search programs and files. (You may need to enable this search field if you have it disabled.)

Type regedit (regedit.exe will appear only after typing regedit completely)

Select regedit.exe.

Click yes to allow access to it.

Be very careful with the following steps as editing the registry is dangerous!!

Navigaate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Photoshop.exe\shell\open\command

Double click on Default.

In the value data section you may notice a path to the previous application that doesn't exist anymore (root of problem)

Change it to the path of CC 2014 folder to CC 2015 but keep the extra characters beyond Photoshop.exe

Hit ok. Then close out of this window.

NOW Photoshop CC 2015 will appear in the list! Enjoy!