Is Windows Photo Viewer gone?

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  1. bobjoe's Avatar
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       #21

    Thanks. Great info in those posts.

    I have submitted a post to MS Answers, and to Windows Feedback.

    This must be fixed before final release.
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #22

    Many thanks!


    Edwin said:
    Merge that file, then associate three or four file types with WPV, eg.: png, jpg, bmp, etc:

    Attachment 25918

    Then you should get the option to use WPV as default:

    Attachment 25919
    Well done for this fix - I have been struggling to find an answer to this problem since the last technical build for the 10 preview!
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  3. Akane's Avatar
    Posts : 121
    Windows 10 Pro
       #23

    Edwin said:
    Copy the following code into notepad and save it as a .reg file then merge it. Should fix the issue.

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Code:
    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}"
    Thank you this work really great XD
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Jul 2018 at 13:19. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  4. fracking4oil's Avatar
    Posts : 605
    Windows 10
       #24

    Edwin said:
    Copy the following code into notepad and save it as a .reg file then merge it. Should fix the issue.
    Didn't do a thing for me, behavior is exactly the same as before whether right clicking an image or attempting to change the default app in settings.

    My build is current as of today.
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  5. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 15,429
    Windows 10
       #25

    fracking4oil said:
    Didn't do a thing for me, behavior is exactly the same as before whether right clicking an image or attempting to change the default app in settings.

    My build is current as of today.
    Run the Reg file,
    then associate a few file types with WPV, like .bmp, .jpg, .png:

    Is Windows Photo Viewer gone?-000017.png

    then you should see WPV as an option here, and change it here, not in the classic Defaults Control Panel:

    Is Windows Photo Viewer gone?-000018.png
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  6. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,693
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #26

    @Edwin.. thanks that works just perfect.

    Jeff
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  7. bobjoe's Avatar
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       #27

    I've discovered something that's not a direct fix for this issue, but rather, it's another option.

    Instead of using Windows Photo Viewer, you can use Windows Photo Gallery. The UI is almost exactly the same as Windows Photo Viewer, and you don't have to mess with the registry for it to be the default picture opener in Windows 10.

    Microsoft has Windows Photo Gallery included in the Live Essentials download here: Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials


    Windows Photo Gallery is much better than the Photos "app", and it works just as great as Windows Photo Viewer.
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  8. elbmek's Avatar
    Posts : 1,372
    Win 10 x 64 Home
       #28

    Works for me too, was using it last night, but prefer PS8 elements as my default viewer/worker.
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  9. bobjoe's Avatar
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       #29

    elbmek said:
    Works for me too, was using it last night, but prefer PS8 elements as my default viewer/worker.
    That's because you upgraded from W7 or W8.1.
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  10. Posts : 2
    WIndows 10
       #30

    Edwin said:
    Copy the following code into notepad and save it as a .reg file then merge it. Should fix the issue.

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Code:
    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}"
    I just wanted to say this this fix has ruined my computer. As soon as I applied it, I was able to finally use Windows Photo Viewer, but then I noticed that my CPU was running at 95%. I rebooted because it simply became unresponsive, and now it does not boot into Windows anymore. All I see is a black screen with the mouse pointer, nothing else.
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Jul 2018 at 13:20. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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