Replacement for photo viewer

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  1. Posts : 1,384
    W10 21H2 19044.1387
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    Replacement for photo viewer


    Win ver 19041.388

    Just do not like this "new" photo viewer, it is just cumbersome to operate, lot of extra steps etc. I like the older Win photo viewer, however since JPG files are saved as "unhandled Extension handler finder", I need something else. Appreciate any suggestions that is not overly optioned, just a simple viewer. Tx
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  2. Posts : 12,472
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    I believe there's an article in the Tutorial section of this Forum about how to restore it, search should find it.
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    21H1 64 Bit Home
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  4. Posts : 25,047
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    meebers said:
    Win ver 19041.388

    Just do not like this "new" photo viewer, it is just cumbersome to operate, lot of extra steps etc. I like the older Win photo viewer...
    If you mean the Photos app, then no, I don't like it much either. But the old Windows Photo Viewer that's been around since Windows 7 is still available in Windows 10. Here they are side by side.

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    Replacement for photo viewer-image.png
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  5. Posts : 25,047
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    meebers said:
    ....since JPG files are saved as "unhandled Extension handler finder", ...
    Really? Then change it in Settings > Apps > Default apps > Choose default application by file type.....

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  6. Posts : 1,384
    W10 21H2 19044.1387
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    Bree said:
    Really? Then change it in Settings > Apps > Default apps > Choose default application by file type.....
    I restored Windows Photo Viewer a while ago.

    Here my only choices that I show?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Replacement for photo viewer-xyz.jpg   Replacement for photo viewer-x1.jpg   Replacement for photo viewer-x2.jpg  
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  7. Posts : 5,204
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    @meebers

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    Apparently if you use option 1 here it can cause the problem so try option 2
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  8. Posts : 25,047
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    meebers said:
    I restored Windows Photo Viewer a while ago.
    Here my only choices that I show?

    That "unhandled Extension handler finder" doesn't look right. How did you restore Photo Viewer? There are many methods out ther on the web and not all of then are as complete as Brink's tutorial. I would recommend running his Option Two again, that's the one I used.

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    Edit: as suggested by Callender while I was typing this
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  9. Posts : 12,472
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    I've found over the years of Windows [since '92 with Version 3.1] that by default not showing the file extension as part of the file name [the part with .xxx added] makes it more difficult in determining the format and the associated program to that format. I would have preferred cellholder.jpg or cellholder.png when saving the file. There's any number of programs that can handle one or more of the possible extensions. But then I learned computing beginning with MS-DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.1 in '92, retired in '94 and have lived through a lot of change of Windows.
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  10. Posts : 7,122
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #10

    meebers said:
    Win ver 19041.388

    Just do not like this "new" photo viewer, it is just cumbersome to operate, lot of extra steps etc. I like the older Win photo viewer, however since JPG files are saved as "unhandled Extension handler finder", I need something else. Appreciate any suggestions that is not overly optioned, just a simple viewer. Tx
    I just use the Photos app for a quick view, otherwise I use Adobe Lightroom to view and edit photos.
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