Illustrator and Illustrator Beta File Association Issue in Windows 10 and 11
When installing Adobe apps, files extension associations work as expected in Windows 10 and 11.
When installing a beta version of the same Adobe app, files association are moved to the beta version. There is no way to move the file association back to the regular app without regular registry work because:
1.) The regular app does not appear any longer in the file association drop down list (in settings)
2.) Right clicking file and changing associated app through folder structure locally also does not work. Even though I select the correct app (Illustrator.exe), the beta app is started.
According to Microsoft, this problem occurs because Adobe has the same exe filenames for both the Beta and the regular app version (both are Illustrator.exe).
Easy fix: Changing the beta exe file name to Illustratorbeta.exe (for example) would remedy the situation (this applies to all cc beta apps, not just Illustrator).