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  1. Soapm's Avatar
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       #1

    Photo Viewer


    Hello again,

    I guess in my zealousness to remove the default apps, I must have also deleted the old photo viewer. I searched and everything I find says to download it from the store, my problem is that I also removed the store.

    Anyone know of a place to download the old photo viewer (beside the store?)? I would really like to have it back without re imaging my machine to add the store.
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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       #2

    Not clear which viewer you mean but there are plenty of free one like XnView · Image Viewer, Photo Resizer & Graphic Converter
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       #3

    Soapm said:
    I guess in my zealousness to remove the default apps, I must have also deleted the old photo viewer...
    Do you mean the Photos app or the old Windows Photo Viewer. If the later, then...

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    For the Photos App, this may help....

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    If you'd prefer to try an alternative, many recommend IrfanView.

    IrfanView - Official Homepage - One of the Most Popular Viewers Worldwide
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  4. Soapm's Avatar
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    Thanks forthe help,

    As I stated, I removed the store which the first link says to use so I tried to do as the second link suggest and used;

    Code:
    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *Photos*).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"
    And I got this error which probably means I don't have the store on my computer...

    Code:
    PS C:\Windows\system32> PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *Photos*).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"
    = : The term '=' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the
    spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
    At line:1 char:5
    + & { = (Get-AppxPackage *Photos*).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml ...
    +     ~
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (=:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException
    
    
    cmdlet Add-AppxPackage at command pipeline position 1
    Supply values for the following parameters:
    Path:
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  5. Soapm's Avatar
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    Thread Starter
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    Samuria said:
    Not clear which viewer you mean but there are plenty of free one like XnView · Image Viewer, Photo Resizer & Graphic Converter
    I may have to check into another viewer but I liked the native app because it was simple and basic, it just showed the picture...
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       #6

    Soapm said:
    I may have to check into another viewer but I liked the native app because it was simple and basic, it just showed the picture...
    You can't get more basic than the old Windows Photo Viewer that's been around since XP/W7 and is still in W10 (but well hidden). I actually prefer it to the Photos app because it is much faster to open. You could enable it while you look for something better.

    It's an old fashioned Win32 executable, so you don't need the Store to enable it.

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  7. Soapm's Avatar
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    Bree said:
    You can't get more basic than the old Windows Photo Viewer that's been around since XP/W7 and is still in W10 (but well hidden). I actually prefer it to the Photos app because it is much faster to open. You could enable it while you look for something better.

    It's an old fashioned Win32 executable, so you don't need the Store to enable it.

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 | Tutorials
    Thanks again, my problem is I don't have the files on my machine and I don't have the store on my machine to get the files.

    I was hoping someone knew of a place that had an installer or could figure out which files on their machine makes it work and upload them in a zip file?
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    You sure you don't have the Windows Photo Viewer files? They should be in C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer

    If you really don't have them and you have the ISO for W10 you can use 7-Zip to extract the files from install.esd (or install.wim). Just open it in 7-Zip File Manager.

    Photo Viewer-image.png
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  9. Callender's Avatar
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       #9

    Removing Store doesn't remove the old Windows Photo Viewer. Try the reg file - Option One:

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Other than that open Registry Editor:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations

    Create these string values:


    ".bmp"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    ".dib"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    ".gif"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    ".jfif"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    ".jpe"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    ".jpeg"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    ".jpg"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    ".jxr"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    ".png"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    Photo Viewer-wpv.jpg

    Then set associations via settings app.

    Or just use this instead:

    JPEGView - Image Viewer and Editor download | SourceForge.net

    Download JPEGView 1.0.37
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  10. Callender's Avatar
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    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #10

    FYI: choose default apps - or choose default apps by file type:

    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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