Unable to replace Photos app with Photo Viewer as default (10240). Solved

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       09 Jan 2017 #21

    StorminSA said: View Post
    Nothing I do will allow me to set Photo Viewer as default or even uncheck .jpg for example as a file type with Photos as default app. Any suggestions would be appreciated!!
    This tutorial may help.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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  2.    17 Mar 2017 #22

    2 Years on and still working a treat.

    Thanks :)

    nexus said: View Post
    The problem with PhotoViewer opening with a print dialog instead of the image viewer was due to an incomplete registry key (missing "open" subkey). Executing the following .REG file solves this problem. No reboot needed.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open]
    "MuiVerb"="@photoviewer.dll,-3043"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
    6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
    00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
    25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
    00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
    6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
    00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
    5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
    00,31,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
    6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
    00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
    25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
    00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
    6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
    00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
    5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
    00,31,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{60fd46de-f830-4894-a628-6fa81bc0190d}"
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  3.    13 May 2018 #23

    IownAmoneyPit said: View Post
    This works like charm nexus.

    Here is a zip file of .reg key for those that don't know how to make the registry key, Simply save the file to your desktop then extract the zip file & follow the prompts to add it to the registry.

    Attachment 25166 (Credit nexus)
    May 2018 and the zip still works like a charm! Many thanks!
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  4.    07 Oct 2018 #24

    nexus' reg hack rulz!


    nexus said: View Post
    The problem with PhotoViewer opening with a print dialog instead of the image viewer was due to an incomplete registry key (missing "open" subkey). Executing the following .REG file solves this problem. No reboot needed.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open]
    "MuiVerb"="@photoviewer.dll,-3043"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
    6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
    00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
    25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
    00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
    6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
    00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
    5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
    00,31,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
    6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
    00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
    25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
    00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
    6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
    00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
    5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
    00,31,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\DropTarget]
    "Clsid"="{60fd46de-f830-4894-a628-6fa81bc0190d}"
    3.25 years and still works!
    Let's hope MS never sees this or they'll find a way to further force feed the frigin Photos app =
    --------------
    I also found the following code at https://www.howtogeek.com/225844/how...on-windows-10/ and am posting for edification (note, no deactivate.reg, yet):

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]
    "C:\\Windows\\System32\\rundll32.exe"="VISTARTM"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]
    "C:\\Windows\\System32\\rundll32.exe"="VISTARTM"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.BMP]
    @="BMPImage.Document"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BMPImage.Document\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\imageres.dll,-70"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BMPImage.Document\shell\open\command]
    @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\rundll32.exe C:\\Windows\\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.GIF]
    @="GIFImage.Document"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GIFImage.Document\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\imageres.dll,-71"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GIFImage.Document\shell\open\command]
    @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\rundll32.exe C:\\Windows\\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.JPG]
    @="JPGImage.Document"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\JPGImage.Document\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\imageres.dll,-72"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\JPGImage.Document\shell\open\command]
    @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\rundll32.exe C:\\Windows\\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.PNG]
    @="PNGImage.Document"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PNGImage.Document\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\imageres.dll,-83"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PNGImage.Document\shell\open\command]
    @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\rundll32.exe C:\\Windows\\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.TIF]
    @="TIFImage.Document"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TIFImage.Document\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\imageres.dll,-70"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TIFImage.Document\shell\open\command]
    @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\rundll32.exe C:\\Windows\\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1"
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