383 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2006 5:19 PM by Fred LaVenuta
Create a new account, name it "test" and see how your PS 7 works in that User acct? (That will tell if your problem is systemwide or limited to your User acct.) This account is just for test, do nothing further with it.
Open System Preferences >> Accounts >> "+" make it an admin account.
Let us know and we'll troubleshoot this further.
You can either rebuild the LaunchServices data base, or just rename the applications themselves so that they end with .app. So open the Photoshop 7 folder and change the name of "Adobe Photoshop 7.0" to "Adobe Photoshop7.app" and do the same with Elements. LaunchServices sometimes gets confused when an application has a name with a version number that includes a "." in it, or an application doesn't the .app extension.
See my "Resetting Launch Services" FAQ.
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I renamed Photoshop 7.0 to Photoshop.app and Photoshop Elements 2.0 to Photoshop Elements.app and both programs started up with no difficulty. I will watch out for the ".0" etc., in the future with other programs. I thought extension problems only happened with Windows.
Thank you all for helping.