Is Windows Photo Viewer gone? Solved

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  1.    16 Nov 2015 #31

    my default is pse8, but if I load my camera smart card and right click on image, one of the opening choices is photo viewer, and use it to view.
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  2.    26 May 2016 #32

    I've tried the activation of WINDOWS VIEWER as default, without success. The starting point, in my case, is a clean WINDOWS 10 installation. Even thought I've been following the instructions (look at Edwin code), updating Registry sucessfully, the WINDOWS VIEWER doesn't appears like an option to be selelected as default under configuration menus.

    Any suggestion?

    Thanks in advance.
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  3.    26 May 2016 #33

    Is it part of windows essentials?

    I googled it and found this:

    Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. davidhk's Avatar
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       26 May 2016 #34

    elbmek said: View Post
    Is it part of windows essentials?

    I googled it and found this:

    Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    No, it is not part of the Windows Essentials which includes Windows Photo Gallery. It is not the same program.

    Windows Photo Viewer is part of Windows 7 operating system. It was taken off in Windows 10.
    The link you have will restore it onto Windows 10.
    It works as I have tried it myself.
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  5.    28 May 2016 #35

    I just click on a pic in my pictures and here ya go
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails viewer.jpg  
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  6.    13 Dec 2017 #36

    I am not able to put the reg file into my system.

    bobjoe said: View Post
    Hmm, I didn't do that but I just checked and I was able to select WPV from the "Open With" menu.

    Thanks, this is quite a relief. I can't believe MS is forcing people to use their "apps".

    Also, what exactly does your registry fix do?
    Hi, I am not able to put the reg file into my system for some reason. Here is what I did:
    1. Copied entire thing into a notepad file.
    2. Saved that file as WPV.reg into my hard drive.
    3. Tried to double click and install in into my system.
    4. It gave an error saying: "The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files within the registry editor."
    Screenshot of the error is attached below.
    Plz help!!
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  7. Gordon7's Avatar
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       13 Dec 2017 #37

    Try Right-click the .reg file and choose "Merge" - then it will merge in the Reg. editor, providing the code is right!
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       25 Dec 2017 #38
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  9.    31 Jan 2018 #39

    Edwin said: View Post
    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
    Thx, it works.
    I got png,jpg,jpeg and bmp associated and the option appeared:)
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       04 Apr 2018 #40


    Sorry if this has been answered before, but is a bit late and I don't have the time to read carefully all the posts in this thread. I used the registry patch to enable Windows Photo Viewer, but when I try to set it as default for all the files it can open, it just doesn't appear on the list to select it. What can I do? I run Windows 10 Pro Fall Creators Update. I would like to use the "traditional" Default Applications control, if available, I don't like the modern one that is very limited. How can I access it?

    Thank you in advance.
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