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  1. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       11 Sep 2016 #1

    Help! Can't set Windows Photo Viewer as default program!


    Before the update, I had installed Windows Photo Viewer and could go to Control Panel > Default Programs and click "Set this program as default" or "Choose defaults for this program".

    Now, if I click Set this program as default it doesn't do anything, still says 2 out of 12 of defaults, and if I click the 2nd option: Choose defaults for this program, the list wipes no matter how much I check mark off. If I check mark all the file types, it erases the minute I click okay.

    Any fixes? This glitch didn't happen before the most recent update. I really would like to use Windows Photo Viewer instead of the Photos program that comes with the computer. I should be able to change it as I could before.

    Write soon please!
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,362
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       11 Sep 2016 #2

    Hello supervegeta, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    A new build often resets items back to default. You might see if going through the tutorial below to restore Windows Photo Viewer again may help.

    Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       11 Sep 2016 #3

    I did follow the tutorial, but as I said if I click Set as default (step 9) nothing happens. And if I go to uncheck mark the file associations for the Photos program that comes with Win10, the check marks don't budge. I can't uncheck it. If I try to do "Always use this program to open .PNG files" through the Open With feature, it resets back to Photos after 2 minutes. What to do?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,362
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       11 Sep 2016 #4

    Are you getting an "An app default was reset" notification when it gets reset back to Photos?

    An app default was reset - Fix in Windows 10
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  5. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       11 Sep 2016 #5

    No, no notification.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,362
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       11 Sep 2016 #6

    Something is funky. You might consider doing a repair install to fix this without losing anything.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  7. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       11 Sep 2016 #7

    Maybe it's not worth it. Sigh...oh well.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,362
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       11 Sep 2016 #8

    It's safe to do and won't take long to finish if you like.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       11 Sep 2016 #9

    Well I went through Associate a file type or protocol with a program, and it worked. I just manually did JPEG, BMP, PNG, etc.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,362
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       11 Sep 2016 #10

    Hopefully, it'll stick and won't get reset like it did with Open with.
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