Adobe development team is one of a kind, and that’s the reason behind the problems Adobe CS4 / CS5 software consumers are faced with. Perhaps my earlier solution to the PBK file type association being damaged by Adobe Pixel Bender—part of Adobe Photoshop CS5—installation worked for you. Now it’s time to fix image file types association damaged by Adobe Bridge CS4 / CS5 installation—yet another bloatware from the Adobe Creative Suite.
There might be a chance I don’t want all my image files associated with Adobe Bridge / Adobe Photoshop. Problem is this is out of the question if you’re forced to use the recent Adobe Creative Suite.
Two of the extensions annoyingly associated with the Bridge are BMP and TIF (also TIFF). It’s really irritating to wait for the slow Bridge to open up, instead of the traditional Windows Photo Viewer. And if you’re wondering about an option to restore the association, you’d be wrong.
To fix the problem, the default value for each extension under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT must be reset to its default in Windows Registry.
Chortkeh Windows Registry Fix for Image File Type Association
Download the following registry patches and double-click to merge with your Windows Registry, and then restart your system for the new configuration to take effect. Please note changing Registry system configuration requires administrative privileges, so you need to be logged in as Administrator.