Right click, select "Open With". No Photoshop label.
Put your mouse inside the window that opened.
Select Choose another app
Scroll down to "More Apps"
Scroll down again to "Look for another app on this PC"
Navigate to: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017", select Photoshop.exe
Photoshop will start AND the image file will be opened.
Close out this whole thing and now try it again.
You should see that "Adobe Photoshop CC 2017" is now in the "Open With" selections.
This is a behavior of Windows, it's not an excuse, just how it works.
I hope these steps help you resolve the problem.
There is always Bridge to be able to select multiple images. Please don't hate me for suggesting Bridge.
#1 Right click file choose "Opens with" selected PS CC .exe file to open image. This caused the PS CC App to appear in the opens with apps.
#2 Right clicked file >>>>properties >>> General, Then changed "Opens With" to PS CC
That's it, hope this helps.
I have to say that it amazes me that we are all having the same issues with the latest version of Photoshop CC which makes me wonder if it is an update issue—in which case I then have to ask the question, why are we all paying so much money for this product?
Running the program as Administrator sometimes fixes it.
I re-installed CS6 about 300 times... CC 2017 ran a full three weeks before it got this sickness. No new software was installed, no updates applied, nothing.
ADOBE: PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM
I hate ADOBE... with a passion....
I purchased PS Elements and it would not load - called customer support and they asked if they could remote into my machine to see what the issue was - the trained chimp in customer support removed a bunch of registry files and destroyed my now boat anchor, After complaining to their management I was told that it was MY FAULT for allowing the red assed baboon to remote into my machine. As a "consolation" they gave me Creative Cloud for free and now I can't open files. I called customer support and they asked if they could remote into my BRAND FREAKING NEW machine... I said no. They responded that my computer is corrupt and they can't help.
I want a job at Adobe - I know how to wreck machines and tell customers that there is nothing I can do to help.
While you may not think that it's necessary, sometimes you have to back up your data, your license keys and reformat and reinstall Windows to get all the latest and cleanest builds. Then reload the CC apps and plugin's. This will give you a known clean system, test your backup and recovery process, and provide you with evidence of the problem you are experiencing to help get to a resolution.
Mac OS does this with each new build update. They reinstall a new version of their modified BSD Unix. But they have close manufacturing controls over the hardware and don't see the same issues that windows has.
I know what I am suggesting seems drastic, but the tone of this forum is sounding angry and desperate for solutions. To be successful in doing this, you have to do a lot of pre-planning to be careful that you don't restore bad a registry or bad software back over the clean system.
When I do this, it's a lot of install, patch and reboot. Consider what would you do if your system was caught by ransom ware, had a critical hardware failure or got lost in a fire. I do this annually and never had problems that are being experienced in this forum.
I'm not really sure bowing out does anything but reinforce the negativity people feel. I spent months trying to work with this before getting desperate enough to post here.
I do have backups, and passwords and I fully accept the windows is not perfect and that there is a belief that all the professionals use MAC anyway, but, and this is a big but, if on say a Monday, CC2015 is working fine, and then on Tuesday you install CC2017 and it never works the same again, surely it points hugely at where the fault is? I used system restore and then reinstalled CC2017, same issues. I uninstalled and reinstalled both with keeping settings and killing settings (both options offered by the app) and also did PC reboots mixed in there. Every other program I use is still working with all these rogue windows updates, just not 2017.
I had to fix my father's PC a while back and it took over a day of updates and reboots to get him up to date, and seems more than a little drastic when, as I said, the day before with 2015 everything was okay.
And please understand, what you consider snarky is merely frustration. If you were at a restaurant and they brought out cold food, so they say they heated it up but it was still cold, and this goes on and on and your views of what problems you are encountering are seeming to go unheard or at least unresolved, I think it is fair to be frustrated and yet to the restaurant owner you may seem snarky as he has enough on his plate.
I know of no other product where it can not work for months and when you try to cancel, they want you to pay up for the year of the not working product, it's just bad business.
I spent near on two hours today with Adobe online help to try and resolve the issue, half of which was wasted as they hadn't read what the issue was, or the repeated reiterations of things I said over and over that just weren't being taken on board.
It is a fairly insulting situation when you tell someone you have tried the graphics fix and the first thing they do is check. I appreciate why, but it is frustrating.
I have it working at the moment and was shown how I could still use the 2015 version and that still works at least, but I did pay for regular updates which will only happen if I can have 2017 working long term. 2017 is still working last I checked now, but often after a reboot it worked once and then it seems to go to sleep if left on too long without activity or if you close it and try again in a few days the problem comes back. So I can't fully say it is fixed until a few days time.
People do need help though. Anyone complaining is not just being snarky by definition. They just want a working product. It's one of the downsides of this pay monthly version. If I stop paying at the end of this year, I have no Photoshop. despite having paid for it for ages. It was easier and better in my view when we could just buy the software and choose whether to upgrade or not. That's just my opinion though, but it is shared by a lot of my friends that use or used Photoshop. A lot won't go CC monthly because of the stop paying and you lose it entirely aspect.
Thanks for replying though, and please don't stop replying to people, maybe think of why they are frustrated first, it is legitimate. Only thing on a system to change is Photoshop version and it doesn't work. I don't know how there is a debate on that issue.