File Icons Wrong After Photoshop CC 2018 Update On High Sierra

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by paulk59, Nov 13, 2017 at 3:06 AM.

  1. paulk59 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I hope someone can help me with this problem (I have asked on the Adobe forum and someone suggested trying here).
    I am running Mac High Sierra and after a Photoshop CC 2018 update all my file icons look like this (the system generated icon previews of the document work fine, this is just the default icon):

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    I have tried uninstalling and re-installing Photoshop but the icons refuse to change (Illustrator .eps look the same as well).
    I have tried changing the open with to 'preview' but the icon stays the same so have changed it back to photoshop.
    Your help would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks, Paul.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 13, 2017 at 4:03 AM ---
    I may have posted this in the wrong place and am more than happy for a moderator to move it. Thanks, Paul.
     
  2. xgman macrumors 601

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    Are you saying the icon preview isn't showing the preview of the file in Finder? If so, that may be a HS bug. It is the same problem in Audio files for me. No album artwork preview there either.
     
  3. paulk59 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, sorry no, the icon preview of the actual document is fine, it's the icon that shows as default when you turn the preview off. Thanks.
     
  4. xgman macrumors 601

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    You may need to reset file associations then.
     
  5. paulk59 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have tried changing the file association to 'preview' and then back to 'photoshop' numerous times and even the 'preview' icon doesn't show. Thanks.
     
  6. paulk59 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, by repeatedly associating the file to 'preview' and photoshop and restarting numerous times all the icons are now showing as 'preview' icons despite being associated with photoshop, so I think I will settle for that and live with it.
    Thanks for your help, Paul.
     
  7. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    There's no problem with your setup or the OS. Those are the new Adobe icons. Here's a bit more about Adobe's new icons.

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  8. paulk59 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, thanks for that, I have been tearing my hair out for a week (and believe me I have none spare) now trying to figure out what's wrong.
    Why would they design horrible black and white icons instead of colour ones for important file types like .tif .jpg .eps .gif.
    Oh well it looks like I need to uninstall and reinstall photoshop to get them back again.
    It never crossed my mind that someone could have deliberately designed those, I just thought it was some kind of sub system emergency default.
    Thanks, Paul. :(
     
  9. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    Reinstalling Photoshop isn't going to bring them back... unless you install an older version of PS. It actually makes sense to have a generic icon for generic file formats like TIF, JPG, PNG, etc... A JPG is a JPG, it shouldn't matter what program created it.
     
  10. paulk59 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, no problem, I meant get them back to the dull new adobe ones from the apple preview icon that I somehow how managed to get them to display. Anyway reinstalled photoshop and illustrator and all the new icons are showing OK. Thanks for your help. Paul.
     
  11. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    Generally it takes a computer restart after installing apps that alter the "generic" icons those apps bring with them for the system to fully recognize the change.
     

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