Photoshop CC 2014 File Association Fix

Photoshop CC 2014 File Association Fix

Can’t associate file types with Photoshop CC 2014? Can’t open files with Photoshop CC 2014 because it doesn’t show as an application? Photoshop CC 2014 not in context menu? Well, me either. However, there is a very simple fix. It will require editing the registry (make a backup first). Open Regedit and find the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Applications\Photoshop.exe\shell\open\command You will find this key was set to the path for a previous version of Photoshop when it should have been set to your new version. For me, it was set to: “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC (64 Bit)\Photoshop.exe” “%1” So, I changed the CC (64 Bit) to a CC 2014 by double clicking the Word (Default) in Regedit and updating the value data (you can physically go to the following path and see if Photoshop.exe is in there, if not, find it and use that path) . “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\Photoshop.exe” “%1” I can now associate file types to open with Photoshop, etc. Thank you to middle.aged.hack over at https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1238079?start=0&tstart=0 for the great post (resulting in this...
Office 365 Subscription Switch Activation Issue Fix

Office 365 Subscription Switch Activation Issue Fix

I recently had a client who needed to switch subscriptions on Office 365. She had signed up for a trial and her company ended up purchasing it for her. Her trial was setup with her personal Microsoft sign in and the purchase was done with her work Microsoft sign in. Office 365 Failed to activate after account switch Switching accounts was easy enough: Open Word or another Office Product Select Switch Account (or click File > Account > Switch Account) Login with work account When Word, etc. would start (after the switch) activation would fail. The fix: Search the computer for OSPP.VBS (in her case it was here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15) Open a CMD prompt with administrator priviledges Click Start Button [Microsoft Circle if you prefer] > type CMD > Right click the CMD.exe and select Run as administrator Type CD “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15” (or whatever the path to the OSPP.VBS is and press enter) Type cscript ospp.vbs /act Press Enter At this point it registered, I closed the CMD window and opened Word and all was well.  ...
How to Burn an iTunes Playlist to MP3 CD (step by step)

How to Burn an iTunes Playlist to MP3 CD (step by step)

Today started out normal, sit, code, snack, listen to music. It all changed when I decided to go to lunch. I was listening to a playlist in iTunes and decided I would burn it to a CD (MP3) and listen in the car on the way to eat. No problem, just right click the playlist and select Burn to disc, go. Well, not really. As it turns out more than a few of my music files are AAC files (purchased via iTunes). ACC files won’t burn to an MP3 disc as they aren’t MP3’s. Four search phrases later and I found this: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20031221152135219. Which turned out to be very similar, it was written for a Mac (I use Windows) and it was created in ’09 (thank you cudaboy_71).   How to burn playlist to an MP3 cd that includes AAC files without leaving iTunes Open iTunes and select (highlight) the songs you want to burn to the disc (I suggest creating a playlist of them first). Right click the highlighted list and select Create MP3 version (yes, all of the songs will be converted to MP3 (the originals will remain untouched, these will be new MP3 files), even the ones that already are, this seems odd, but it’s the easy way, you’ll see why in a few steps). Click the + (plus) sign below your current playlists and select New Smart Playlist… In the Smart Playlist dialog, drop down the first rule (mine said Artist) and select Date Added (the smart selector will change the rest to is and put in today’s date). Click OK and a new Smart...