Windows Photo Viewer won't assign as standard app

  1. Posts : 3

    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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    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint

    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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    Windows 10

    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. Posts : 3
    Thread Starter

    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. Posts : 7,724
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2

    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. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    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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