5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2006 5:19 PM by Fred LaVenuta
Fred LaVenuta Level 2 (295 points)
I apologize if this is off topic but I'm desperate. Photoshop 7 will no longer run on my G5 iMac (Rev. A, 1 gig memory, 40 gigs of free space on my internal hard drive). It is seen as a TXT file not an APP. I have the same problem with Photoshop Elements 2. Both are legal copies that I've used for years. I've removed all vestiges of both, reinstalled them, zapped the PRAM, repaired permissions and rebuilt the directories on my internal drive and my external firewire drive (which is a mirror of the internal drive). I did use both programs yesterday with my Canon 8400F scanner and VueScan 8.3.30. but I'm not sure if the problem preexisted this since I haven't used either for several weeks. I've installed the 7.01 upgrade and the G5 upgrade.
Any help would be appreciated. I've installed the 7.01 upgrade and the G5 upgrade.

iMac G5, B/W G3/300 MHz w Sonnet G4/500 MHz upgrade   Mac OS X (10.4.3)  

iMac G5, B/W G3/300 MHz w Sonnet G4/500 MHz upgrade, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Vipir Level 3 (745 points)
    When you say you've installed the G5 update, do you mean 10.4.6?
  • macjack Level 9 (51,622 points)
    Hi Fred,

    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.

  • Francine Schwieder Level 6 (19,045 points)
    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.

  • Dr. Smoke Level 9 (56,585 points)
    See my "Resetting Launch Services" FAQ.

    Good luck!

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  • Fred LaVenuta Level 2 (295 points)
    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.
    Fred LaVenuta