No 'Preview' function in Right-click Menu...


  1. Posts : 171
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    No 'Preview' function in Right-click Menu...


    Can't help noticing the absence of this function in the final release.

    It's something I use a lot to view pics, photos etc (they open by default in Photo-Shop, but I
    don't want that to happen just to look at a file) and it's a one-click operation to open Windows
    Photo Viewer to start a slide-show or do some basic editing.

    I can select 'Open With' every time I want to preview, and then select Windows Photo Viewer
    but that gets very tiresome very quickly. I can't set it as the default or I then lose the Photo-Shop option when I click 'Open'.

    Does anyone have, or know of, a setting or registry mod that I can use to restore the Preview option??? I have looked in the Tutorials section, without success.


    Wenda.
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  2. Posts : 17,642
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    The Preview feature has been removed; it was part of the Photo Viewer app which is no longer included in Windows 10.

    I use the Preview pane in File Explorer, for me it's enough. Setup Preview pane (#1 in screenshot) to see the preview of a selected file (#2), adjust the preview size by resizing the pane (#3):

    No 'Preview' function in Right-click Menu...-2015-08-12_20h54_10.png
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  3. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #3

    Kari said:
    The Preview feature has been removed; it was part of the Photo Viewer app which is no longer included in Windows 10.
    It is still there - use MS Paint to create a TIFF file and it should offer you the option to Preview and open in Photo Viewer. And it's still there for anyone who upgraded; it's only apparently missing if you clean-installed.

    There's a registry fix posted on another thread somewhere to make it work with other file formats again.
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  4. Posts : 17,642
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    That's good to know David!

    I was wrong, Wenda, my apologies for that.
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  5. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #5

    Just found it - there's a Tutorial to fix it:
    Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #6

    DavidY said:
    Just found it - there's a Tutorial to fix it:
    Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10

    THANK YOU!! My computer just upgraded itself from 7 to 10, and the lack of this button was really annoying me. So much appreciated!!
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