Windows 10: Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10
Hello Mayfly, and welcome to Ten Forums.
Windows Photo Viewer isn't a Store app. It's a Windows system file instead.
You open Windows Photo Viewer by using "open with" to open an image file with it instead. Following the steps in the tutorial will set Windows Photo Viewer as the default program, and have it automatically open when you click on an image file.
Sorry I think I must have misunderstood something.
I did a search for using Windows Photo Viewer in windows 10 and then followed the tutorial in the first post of this thread which the search threw up.
'Open With' doesn't give me the WPV as an option.
How can I use it as my default programme to view photos?
If you already did step 2, then it sounds like you may have missed doing step 9. If done, you should be able to open an image file to have it open with Windows Photo Viewer.
Saved me again from painful search
I will have a lot of work merging all these reg files to one if anyone know a simple way to merge reg file instead of copy let me know please.
many many thanks Shawn
I'm glad it could help.
Thanks for this fix Brink works great
You're most welcome mojo, and welcome to Ten Forums.
I found your really helpful tutorial a couple of months ago, managed to re-instate my Photo Viewer default & it was great. A few days ago I noticed that Windows "Photos" was back after an update this week to my Windows 10.
Do you reckon we're going to have to keep re-instating the old Photo Viewer each time we get a major update?
................ and is it safe to just do your tutorial again?
Please be kind - I'm new here & not confident with poking about in the registry. Many thanks.
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Hi it should not have gone back
But because it did go to Settings
Click on Photo
Then scroll down till you see
Windows Photo Viewer
Now you should have
Windows Photo Viewer Back again
Brink's tutorial is always good.
If it is necessary, he will revise it. Otherwise, use it with confidence.
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?
Cough. Hi there fellow forumers. I need your help. I've already know this problem of mine is a rather common problem among Windows 10 users. When I wish to open a picture with our good old Windows Photo Viewer, simply nothing happens or even if...
Jpg photo unable to open in windows photo viewer. i reset default apps. i choose default apps by file type.
I really liked the Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 7... The photo viewer built into Windows 10 is terrible.
Anyone know any good replacements? Something light weight.
When watching photos in Windows Photo Viewer all colors are added a "yellow" look. How do I change that so it looks normal?
If I resize the window so there are borders, they are yellow allso! Look at attached eksample.