Photoshop: Not a valid program in Windows 7 for opening files (registry problem)

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Recently upgraded to CS6 with all current udpates. Windows 7 does not recognize PS as a valid file to open jpegs and other picture formats (or any files for that matter). Using all the usual methods of selecting the "default program" for such files, it will not allow me to assign PS to those files. PS does not appear, and when I manually drill to it and select it, W7 ignores that selection.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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It sounds like you're not able to find or launch Photoshop CS6 at all on your computer. Have you tried reinstalling?
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No. Perhaps my post wasn't as clear as it could be. First, I have reinstalled the product three times now. It is installed and running. From within the program, I CAN open picture files like jpegs, and of course, Photoshop files. If I am in a file folder however, and I right click on the file, I cannot choose to open with Photoshop.

I have a PC with some large hard drives installed, but the drive on which I have the operating system is a smaller solid state drive (for speed of processing). On the first install, which was an upgrade of CS5, I tried to install it on another drive and run it from there. I have since uninstalled there ('D') and reinstalled on ('C') a couple of different times.

Now I have created a second, more material problem! I can no longer access "textures," which I use quite a bit in creating frames for pictures. Not enjoying the experience much at this point. I paid $200 for a lot of grief at this point. Help.
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That means that something is missing in your registry (file associations), which should have been setup when Photoshop was installed.

So my guess is that your registry may have some more general problems hiding the Photoshop registry entries.
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Here are a couple of posts that may help you:

http://photoshoplightroombridge.co.uk...

Or see the correct answer here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4661034
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The correct answer may have been the trick. I never got to the point of attempting it, because I used a registry cleanup tool to get at the registry. When I performed a registry cleanup, and then drilled in through "regedit" to look at the associated registry entry for CS6, I found that it had already been corrected or replaced. There must have been competing entries. That problem is now solved.

Now I am looking to solve my missing texture files for "filter" "distort" "displace" - I do not know where textures are saved - if anyplace.
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I guess I dont know what I'm doing, dowloading, etc. I see it says this on the linked page:

Plug-ins no longer supported in Photoshop CS6

•Contact Sheet II (now included as part of the default install)
•Variations
•Picture Package (ContactSheetII)
•ExtractPlus

•PatternMaker
•PhotomergeUI
•Web Photo Gallery (WebContactSheetII) plus presets
•Script for Layer Comps to Web Photo Gallery
•Texture presets for Texturizer
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When I install the plug-ins as directed in "Program Files/Adobe/AdobePhotoshop CS6 (64 Bit)/Plugins" it doesn't give me any files that can be referenced when looking for textures within Photoshop.
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I probably don't understand the mechanics of what's attemtping to be accomplished here.
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You can uninstall the plug-ins, sorry.

I posted the link to the wrong version. Download this: http://bit.ly/cou4kp

There's a folder called Presets>Textures that's downloaded. Those are the texture presets you want.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Perfect. Thanks for sticking with me. I'm all set!