Windows 10: Photo Viewer missing

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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #1

    Photo Viewer missing


    Even though I tried to open with my photos with the default photo app as Windows Photo Viewer, itís missing. The only option is Paint 3D and Paint. I am running 1803 and seems to have opened my photos with Windows Photo Viewer a few days ago, but just now, this happened.

    Is this a known issue?

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/apps_windows_10-win_paint3d-win_issue3d/paint-3d-takeover-of-photos/c0e296d2-49c2-41b2-a8c7-e165f5a51453



    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 31,341
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Hello win10freak,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to add Windows Photo Viewer back to Windows 10.

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3

    I know thanks, I was referring to the default Photos app I used by Win10 and its gone

    Now all my photos are opening with Paint3D and select as default option does not have Photos app.

    I need to use the app which Win10 was using before as the Photo app but its gone

    Same issues reported here:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/apps_windows_10-photos/microsoft-photo-app-fails-and-wont-open-after/cc8aa097-94f9-488c-a84b-eadded4bc1dc
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  4. Posts : 31,341
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    You might see if you may be able to reinstall the Photos app from the Microsoft Store.

    Microsoft Photos app | Microsoft Store

    If you already have it installed, then you could see if resetting the app may help fix it.

    Reset App in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  5. Posts : 8,143
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #5

    win10freak said: View Post
    Even though I tried to open with my photos with the default photo app as Windows Photo Viewer, itís missing.
    Do you mean the old Windows Photo Viewer, or the Photos app which is Windows 10's default for viewing photos? Have a look in Settings > Apps > Default apps. What does it say for 'Photo viewer'? Whatever it says, click on it to see what options are offered. The top one should say...

    Photos

    Recommended for Windows 10
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #6

    Its not the Windows 7 looking or type Photos Viewer, its the default Win10 Photos app.

    Update, Under my Admin account, Its there in the Start menu but haven't opened it from there.
    On my Standard Account, its not even in the Start Menu.
    Please also see image attached.

    However, this morning under the Start menu, I noted under the Recently Installed apps there was a app called Video Editor and I uninstalled that from my Standard account only, but its there under my Admin account along with the Photos App.
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #7

    I downloaded again from Windows Store and its back along with the Video Editor app whic I removed, I guess that app works along or somehow is connected to the Photos app. So removing the Video Editor app also will remove the Photos app.

    Thanks
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  8. Posts : 31,341
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       4 Weeks Ago #8

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  9. Posts : 8,143
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #9

    win10freak said: View Post
    ...this morning under the Start menu, I noted under the Recently Installed apps there was a app called Video Editor and I uninstalled that from my Standard account only, but its there under my Admin account along with the Photos App.
    Ah, I noticed that today. Before deciding whether to uninstall it I opened it. It turned out to be an alternative way to open Photos, but this one opens it on the 'Video projects' page. No wonder uninstalling it removed your Photos app - they are one and the same app.
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  10.    4 Weeks Ago #10

    Now I get this, and the Photos app is not listed under App and Features even though it shows up in the Start menu.
    Rebooting did not help...
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