Hi, getting used to Sketchup after a few months. I am using Pro on a laptop running Windows 10. When I try to open a Sketchup file in Explorer by right clicking and picking Open With in the flyout Sketchup is not offered as an options. In addition the icon on the file is a pdf although the extension is .skp.
When I ask the computer to find the app in the Windows Store Sketchup is not offered. There is a school version.
So the only way I can open a file is to load the program and go File>Open to search for the file. This is a big issue and I am trying to have 2 instances of the program open with different files so I can copy and paste between the files.
I have Windows build 22H2 19045.2546. It correctly shows the association for the file extension .SKP. Also, there is an option to change it. Perhaps there is something afoot with his Windows installation.
Try another Windows method
Find a SKP file
right click on the file and select “open With”
select “choose another app”
tick the box to “always use this app to open .xxx files” (so that you only have to do this once for each file type)
scroll to the bottom of the list and click “more apps”
scroll to the bottom of this longer list and click “look for another app on this pc”
navigate to the executable of SketchUp in the Program Files folder
and click open.