Photoshop: CS6 not default program for jpg and/or jpeg in Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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Problem: Photoshop CS6 is not an option as default program for jpg/jpeg in Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Not even when you browse to the program.

Solution: If you pin a jpg from your desktop to PS you can then right-click on the jpg and set the default program to Photoshop CS6.*

note*: This is also the fix if you are experiencing a similar problem with using InDesign's "Open in External Editor" function and the jpg/jpeg opens in some program other than photoshop. Just pin a jpg to photoshop.
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Roger May

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I have this problem but I do not know how to "pin a JPG from the desktop to PS". Please explain.
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Shawn Cantrell

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When you click and drag the file down to the Ps icon. Hover over the Ps icon and you are given the option to pin the file to photoshop via tool hint. (see attached image) When you see that option, release. If you right-click on the Ps icon you will see a list of recent items and your pinned file should be at the top.
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Thank you very much. You appear to have resolved a problem I have been struggling with for days.
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Shawn Cantrell

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Glad to help a fellow, frustrated designer.
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Peter Connor

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Man am I glad to find this little solution. This bug has been bugging me ever since I got CS6 installed. Thanks.
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Shawn Cantrell

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I was like you... so annoyed... Glad to help.
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ecorbin

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Thank you so much!!! I couldn't find a fix online after searching forever! Today I Googled just the right statement. Awesome!
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Juhani Lansiluoto

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Thanks a lot! You made my day!
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Chuck Danas Photography

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Thanks...you just helped me after about 6 months of dealing with this problem.
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Craig Neering

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this works for PS CC 2015 also...
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Erdem Aylı

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hell yeah at last