Can I get rid of that ridiculous Windows 10 photo program?


  1. Posts : 56
    Win 10 Home
       #1

    Can I get rid of that ridiculous Windows 10 photo program?


    The one just listed as PHOTOS in the program list, and the one that gathers up all my graphics wherever they are, organizes them as it sees fit, and then scatters new folders around in groups under dates only it has selected on its own? With Windows 10 Microsoft has become extremely intrusive and controlling. I, for one, find this kind of behavior very troubling and dangerous.
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  2. Posts : 29,979
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #2

    Command within tutorial to remove from your account.

    Please make a restore point.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

    This thread doesn't list that it removes from your account but you will need Version number. If you open Photos and go to settings, down near the bottom is version.

    How to uninstall Apps using Powershell
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  3. Posts : 42,496
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    Hi, rather than removing the program, change the option:
    Can I get rid of that ridiculous Windows 10 photo program?-snap-2017-01-04-07.13.09.jpg
    - so it looks nowhere and catalogues nothing.

    I agree, the default behaviour is annoying. As I don't use the default library folders on C: for my personal data (it's separate from the OS on a different partition) I never encountered this as a problem.

    Note that Photos will be reinstated on
    a. Any major upgrade
    b. An in-place upgrade repair install

    So it's better to change the option.
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  4. Posts : 56
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       #4

    Caledon Ken said:
    Command within tutorial to remove from your account.

    Please make a restore point.


    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

    This thread doesn't list that it removes from your account but you will need Version number. If you open Photos and go to settings, down near the bottom is version.

    How to uninstall Apps using Powershell
    Don't understand what you're saying in purple highlighted parts. I got the uninstall part and am about to try it.
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  5. Posts : 56
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       #5

    When I got to Settings/System/Apps&Features -- the Ms Photos MOVE and UNINSTALL buttons are grayed out. I was able to change the source from ALL to just one drive. At least that's an improvement.
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  6. Posts : 29,979
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2
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    Sorry. Within the tutorial link, in option two, there is a command that you enter into Windows Powershell. It only impacts current account signed into windows.

    Create a restore point..... type create a restore point into cortana search bar, at the top it should show you option Create a Restore point, control panel, click on this. In window that opens click on create, assuming restore points are enabled. Restore Points are copies of your registry. You make them before you make changes to your device so if something goes wrong you can do a "System Restore" to an earlier point in time. If they are not enabled, enable them and get into a habit of creating. Also recommend Marrium Reflect to image, for free, your system. Some reading involved but in a disaster it is a life saver.

    The second link takes you to a process that removes the app from all accounts. If you look at command you will see a version number. To issue the command you need the right version number.

    It may be better as @dalchina suggests to just change app defaults.
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  7. Posts : 31,184
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    DAVEY JONES said:
    The one just listed as PHOTOS in the program list, and the one that gathers up all my graphics wherever they are, organizes them as it sees fit, and then scatters new folders around in groups under dates only it has selected on its own? With Windows 10 Microsoft has become extremely intrusive and controlling. I, for one, find this kind of behavior very troubling and dangerous.
    My PHOTOS does that too, but it doesn't rearrange the actual folders, looking at Pictures in File Manager shows they are all still where I left them. The 'Year/month' albums you see in PHOTOS are just its own internal index to what it has found.

    I just ignore PHOTOS and use the old Windows Photo Viewer as my default app for viewing images.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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  8. Posts : 56
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    Caledon Ken said:
    Sorry. Within the tutorial link, in option two, there is a command that you enter into Windows Powershell. It only impacts current account signed into windows.

    Create a restore point..... type create a restore point into cortana search bar, at the top it should show you option Create a Restore point, control panel, click on this. In window that opens click on create, assuming restore points are enabled. Restore Points are copies of your registry. You make them before you make changes to your device so if something goes wrong you can do a "System Restore" to an earlier point in time. If they are not enabled, enable them and get into a habit of creating. Also recommend Marrium Reflect to image, for free, your system. Some reading involved but in a disaster it is a life saver.

    The second link takes you to a process that removes the app from all accounts. If you look at command you will see a version number. To issue the command you need the right version number.

    It may be better as @dalchina suggests to just change app defaults.
    Okay, thanks, I sort of thought that's what you were getting at with the Restore Point reference, just not sure. I am in the process now of learning to create boot/restore disks after decades of doing it that hard way , wiping drives and reinstalling everything from scratch. Better late than never.

    I guess I'll wander into Power Shell. Not too much different than MSDOS is it? Just one question: What is that command line about "GetApps. . . . " what is that all about?

    It may be better as @dalchina suggests to just change app defaults.
    Hmmm, I actually did that but have yet to check the results. I 'll edit this post if it worked and tag the thread Solved. That is a pretty neat feature in this forum.
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  9. Posts : 29,979
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2
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    Not to be difficult but not sure how coders turned caffeine in code syntax.

    If Brink says that is the command, that is the command.

    Look at the first post here by Kyhi. The ultimate boot fix disk.

    https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/

    For Images of systems, so you can go back to a working version check out Macrium Reflect, free and highly recommended by members.
    Last edited by Caledon Ken; 04 Jan 2017 at 16:03. Reason: Added Link
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  10. Posts : 56
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       #10

    I had to go to glossary to even understand what you/Kyhi are talking about. Having done so, I got the picture of what PE is all about. Thanks

    As for the first statement, I'll leave that one alone.
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