Windows 7 Program files x86

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Windows 7 Program files x86

Postposted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:09 am

I have a 64 bit system and I have loaded PhotoShop 7 onto my laptop and it is now in Program files x86. The problem is, it does not appear in the 'open with' screen. As I want to use it to open jpegs etc, is it possible to move it to 'Program files'?
All help will be very much appreciated.
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Re: Windows 7 Program files x86

Postposted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:13 am

If you browse and find the appropriate .exe, you should be able to open files with photoshop. Once you've done that once, it should show up in the 'open with' list.
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Re: Windows 7 Program files x86

Postposted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:20 am

Thanks Mike, I'll give that a go!
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Re: Windows 7 Program files x86

Postposted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:27 am

Just for reference...

On a 64bit system 64bit software goes in the normal Program Files directory, 32bit software goes in the Program Files (x86) directory so you shouldn't start moving stuff between those folders! (though I don't believe there's a technical reason why you couldn't do this.)

Ideally you'd get a 64bit version of photoshop but what you've got should work just fine. As Mike suggests it sounds like it hasn't installed properly...

According to some forum posts Photoshop 7 has a 16bit installer which shouldn't have run at all on 64bit windows... how did you go about loading it in the first place?
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Re: Windows 7 Program files x86

Postposted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:41 am

Thank you one and all...everything now working super fine!
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