Windows 10: Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order Solved

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  1.    03 Oct 2015 #11

    5quirre1 said: View Post
    Oh well. If I get some time, maybe I'll attempt to figure out why my system didn't accept the changes.
    When I first tried this solution I thought it didn't work either, but then I realised that I'd missed out the curly brackets enclosing the string. Hence I entered....
    FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A
    when I should've entered....
    {FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}

    It now works perfectly - huge thanks to Joergi for this - I'd never have figured it out myself!

    I hope this helps in some way.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    13 Nov 2015 #12

    Joergi said: View Post
    Hi!

    I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

    What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

    Non-solution:
    I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

    Solution:
    For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:

    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
    After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with this app". This step is not intended to actually change the program you are using (actually the program stays the same), but it makes Windows reload the file associations.

    If afterwards you open a jpg or a png file, the sorting order should be the same as it was in your folder - at least it was for me.

    Final thoughts:
    I would be happy, if I got it working using the key Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget I mentioned above, but that is only a technical detail. Fact is: With the jpegfile and pngfile DropTarget posted above it's working!
    Thanks for this! This issue has been bugging me for months now since upgrading to Win 10 and I just could not find a reason for it happening. Added these reg entries has got it working as it should once again.

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Luthex, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Using the tutorial below to restore Windows Photo Viewer will include this as well.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    You should probably check that before suggesting it to people. The registry edits they make in that tutorial do not include the ones posted above.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       13 Nov 2015 #13

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Luthex, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Using the tutorial below to restore Windows Photo Viewer will include this as well.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    khamseen said: View Post
    You should probably check that before suggesting it to people. The registry edits they make in that tutorial do not include the ones posted above.
    Hello khamseen,

    At the time that was posted, it was included in the .reg files in the tutorial. Since then, it was discovered to cause the issue at the link below, and was then removed.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...tml#post429905
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    13 Nov 2015 #14

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello khamseen,

    At the time that was posted, it was included in the .reg files in the tutorial. Since then, it was discovered to cause the issue at the link below, and was then removed.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...tml#post429905
    Ahh ok, apologies. I'm just glad I can eventually rely on Photo Viewer again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       13 Nov 2015 #15

    No problem.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    22 Dec 2015 #16

    Hi Brink, I'm stalling at the point where I add that line to the registry. I'm not sure how to add it (is it a string value? binary?), and the link you provided previously doesn't seem to address this? (Or maybe I'm missing something?)
    Last edited by banpei; 23 Dec 2015 at 00:15.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       23 Dec 2015 #17

    Hello Banpei, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The .reg file below will add the sort order fix for you.

    Windows_Photo_Viewer_sort_order_fix.reg

    Just remember that it was discovered to cause the issue at the link below, and was then removed.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...tml#post429905

    Clear_extra_Open_with.reg
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    23 Dec 2015 #18

    Brink....you're so awesome. Has anyone ever told you that? You are. That worked perfectly. And yes, I joined just now to ask my lame-ass question. Thank you so much, and have a happy holiday!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       23 Dec 2015 #19

    You're most welcome Banpei.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home Single Language
       26 Feb 2016 #20

    Thanks Joergi

    Thank you very much. That problem was giving a lot of trouble. I searched it now and thanks to you now I can view my photos in exact order that y folder is showing. Thanks mate. Keep up the good work

    Thanks and regards

    flammableluv

    Joergi said: View Post
    Hi!

    I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

    What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

    Non-solution:
    I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

    Solution:
    For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:

    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
    After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with this app". This step is not intended to actually change the program you are using (actually the program stays the same), but it makes Windows reload the file associations.

    If afterwards you open a jpg or a png file, the sorting order should be the same as it was in your folder - at least it was for me.

    Final thoughts:
    I would be happy, if I got it working using the key Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget I mentioned above, but that is only a technical detail. Fact is: With the jpegfile and pngfile DropTarget posted above it's working!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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