Windows 10: Is Windows Photo Viewer gone? Solved

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  1. Posts : 234
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       25 Jul 2015 #1

    Is Windows Photo Viewer gone?


    I noticed a few builds ago (maybe 10162) that you could no longer set Windows Photo Viewer as the default picture opener. Now, it seems that MS is forcing you to use the Photos "app" instead.

    Is anyone else getting this issue?
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  2.    25 Jul 2015 #2

    It's still there:
    Check this out:

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  3. Posts : 1,751
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       25 Jul 2015 #3

    Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Choose which programs do the default action such as open image files.
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  4. Posts : 234
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       25 Jul 2015 #4

    Bunny, are you on the latest build?

    All I see is this:

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  5. Posts : 234
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       25 Jul 2015 #5

    Fafhrd, please see my post above
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  6.    25 Jul 2015 #6

    I'm using 10240 and I can use photo viewer..
    Using photo viewer here:

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  7. Posts : 234
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       25 Jul 2015 #7

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I'm using 10240 and I can use photo viewer..
    Using photo viewer here:
    What format is that picture?

    I'm having this issue on my virtual machine installation (which I used to take the screenshots above), but also in my dual boot of W10.
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  8.    25 Jul 2015 #8

    bobjoe said: View Post
    What format is that picture?

    I'm having this issue on my virtual machine installation (which I used to take the screenshots above), but also in my dual boot of W10.
    JPG..
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  9. Posts : 234
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       25 Jul 2015 #9

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    JPG..
    Ok, thanks for the info. I will do a "Reset this PC" on the virtualmachine and I'll see if that fixes the problem.
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  10. Posts : 234
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       25 Jul 2015 #10

    All right.. I just did a reset, and same issue!


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