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  1. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       05 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order


    The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
    This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
    The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
    I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
    This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
    Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.
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  2. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 610
    W10
       06 Aug 2015 #2

    Hi!

    I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

    What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

    Non-solution:
    I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

    Solution:
    For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:

    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
    After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with this app". This step is not intended to actually change the program you are using (actually the program stays the same), but it makes Windows reload the file associations.

    If afterwards you open a jpg or a png file, the sorting order should be the same as it was in your folder - at least it was for me.

    Final thoughts:
    I would be happy, if I got it working using the key Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget I mentioned above, but that is only a technical detail. Fact is: With the jpegfile and pngfile DropTarget posted above it's working!
    Last edited by Joergi; 07 Aug 2015 at 21:14.
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  3. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       08 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks a lot,
    I had the same issue than you and your solution perfectly work for me too.
    Good job
    Joergi said: View Post
    Hi!
    Solution:
    For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:

    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
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  4. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       08 Aug 2015 #4

    Thank you all very much!
    Now if I could only get a response to the other issue for Edge Browser.
    Cannot login to web based email. Entering user name and password then hitting enter is like clicking refresh.
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  5. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,429
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       08 Aug 2015 #5

    If you haven't already, you might also see if this below may further help.

    Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10
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  6. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       13 Sep 2015 #6

    Windows Photo Viewer help


    Hi, I was wondering if you could help me step by step on how to add the code to the registry, I don't have much experience with it. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

    Joergi said: View Post

    Solution:
    For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:

    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
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  7. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,429
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       13 Sep 2015 #7

    LuthexColbark said: View Post
    Hi, I was wondering if you could help me step by step on how to add the code to the registry, I don't have much experience with it. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!
    Hello Luthex, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Using the tutorial below to restore Windows Photo Viewer will include this as well.

    Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10
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  8. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    win10
       18 Sep 2015 #8

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Luthex, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Using the tutorial below to restore Windows Photo Viewer will include this as well.

    Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10
    Doesn't work. Jpegs and pngs still ordered by name only. Any other ideas?
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  9. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,429
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       18 Sep 2015 #9

    I'm afraid not.
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  10. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    win10
       18 Sep 2015 #10

    Oh well. If I get some time, maybe I'll attempt to figure out why my system didn't accept the changes. Thanks anyways!
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