Windows 10: Is Windows Photo Viewer gone? Solved

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  1. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       04 Apr 2018 #41

    spapakons said: View Post
    ..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?
    Unfortunately you can't any more. That part of Control Panel disappeared when Fall Creators Update was released. Although the Control Panel version could still be opened if you knew the right command line (and in early builds still worked) its been disabled since build 16299.309 (maybe earlier) and no longer has any effect. MS only let you use the Settings app now.

    Bree said:
    ... I can click and change things then save. But when I open 'set your default programs' again all the settings are back to how they were before I did anything
    Classic Default Programs not working anymore
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  2.    10 Apr 2018 #42

    Bree said: View Post
    Unfortunately you can't any more. That part of Control Panel disappeared when Fall Creators Update was released. Although the Control Panel version could still be opened if you knew the right command line (and in early builds still worked) its been disabled since build 16299.309 (maybe earlier) and no longer has any effect. MS only let you use the Settings app now.

    Classic Default Programs not working anymore
    Really TERRIBLE Microsoft is making Windows more like a phone and treating Windows users as the same idiots that they treate WP users as. Maybe some day file systems will also be **not** accessible to users, we'll see only photos, musics, games but not the file behind 'em. People are always been fooled these days. Yes it will be super convenient for those don't want to think at all, but whoever win except large corporations? E.g. They can easily make a music only available for few days even if the file of this music is in users' hard drive: if you don't pay again they just detele it. Nowadays they're already doing such nonsense however we still can copy the file somewhere or just zip it. Well perhaps people just do not need to think just like Nasi leaders said? Who knows.
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  3. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.345)
       10 Apr 2018 #43

    Well these comments do not answer my question. If you have a desktop application that does not appear on the selection list and you want to make it default, how you do it? I would like to avoid associating every single file extension it can open manually with the application. I would prefer a more convenient solution like "make this application default for all the files it can open", like we could do in the "traditional" control. Any way to do that? Thank you.
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  4.    18 Jul 2018 #44

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

    See also: Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 Apps Features 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}"
    Thanks a lot Edwin!
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  5. Posts : 132
    Windows 10 Pro/Education x64
       23 Jul 2018 #45

    spapakons said: View Post
    Well these comments do not answer my question. If you have a desktop application that does not appear on the selection list and you want to make it default, how you do it? I would like to avoid associating every single file extension it can open manually with the application. I would prefer a more convenient solution like "make this application default for all the files it can open", like we could do in the "traditional" control. Any way to do that? Thank you.
    To answer your question, try here in the settings panel:Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	196807. That should do what you're seeking to do. This is on v1803.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       23 Jul 2018 #46

    spapakons said: View Post
    Well these comments do not answer my question. If you have a desktop application that does not appear on the selection list and you want to make it default, how you do it? I would like to avoid associating every single file extension it can open manually with the application...
    titetanium said: View Post
    To answer your question, try here in the settings panel:
    That should do what you're seeking to do. This is on v1803.
    With respect, you didn't read the question. There are some older apps that do NOT appear in the list for 'Set defaults by app' even though they are properly installed. Try setting defaults for my Paint Shop Pro 7, for example.

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	196810

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	196811

    Paint Shop Pro DID appear in the no longer available Control Panel version of 'set defaults by program'. I'm afraid laboriously doing it extension by extension is the only viable method now.
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  7. Posts : 132
    Windows 10 Pro/Education x64
       23 Jul 2018 #47

    Bree said: View Post
    With respect, you didn't read the question. There are some older apps that do NOT appear in the list for 'Default apps' even though they are properly installed. Try setting defaults for my Paint Shop Pro v7, for example.
    You're right, I missed that tidbit. I did notice that when 7zip 64bit didn't show in that list of apps. Ditto for notepad++. For those two, they do have a way of setting defaults for all the file types you want them to open inside of their settings. That said, Windows Photo Viewer is in the default apps list with only 2 defaults listed.
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