Windows Photo Viewer won't assign as standard app

  1. Seabottom's Avatar
    Posts : 3
    Win10
       #1

    Windows Photo Viewer won't assign as standard app


    I hate the windows 10 photo app, so I want the old one back. Easy right?
    Just add the registry entry and you're all set eh? Wrong!

    Don't forget to enable sound for the explanation

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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #2

    I haven't had any trouble restoring Windows Photo Viewer as Default on my computers. One thing I have to watch for is a Version Upgrade [and maybe some Build update] resets the Registry to Microsoft's default so I go back and configure again, doesn't take long.
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  3. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,063
    Windows 10
       #3

    Do this with 3 or 4 different file types, (.jpg, .png, .bmp...), and you may get lucky...

    Windows Photo Viewer won't assign as standard app-001028.png
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  4. Seabottom's Avatar
    Posts : 3
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Did you see my video? What you're showing is exactly what I did and it doesn't work.
    I see other people are having issues with assigning default apps as well, so it's not just me being stupid.

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  5. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       #5

    Hi,
    Fishing story was said that 1809 was degrading quite a few apps like snipping tool....
    Seems some updates to 1803 has done the same maybe I'm not updating much anymore seeing I only use 10 for part time benchmarking so I wouldn't know what updates have done
    I did notice in 1809 only regular paint could be selected as default.
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  6. ethel's Avatar
    Posts : 1,496
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    Hi Everyone, I have had no trouble restoring Windows Photo Viewer either, and I am running the same version of
    Windows 10 as Seabottom. In Brink's tutorial I chose Option Two, to Restore Windows Photo Viewer for all accounts, and it works fine.


    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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