How to Reset Default Open Position and Size of Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10
InformationYou can use Windows Photo Viewer to view your digital photos in a variety of ways. You can also print, order prints, attach pictures to an e‑mail message, burn, or open photos in another program on your computer.
When you open Windows Photo Viewer for the first time, it'll open centered on your main display. Afterwards, Windows Photo Viewer will open to the same position and size you last closed it as.
This tutorial will show you how to reset the open position and size of Windows Photo Viewer to default on the main display for your account in Windows 10.
EXAMPLE: Windows Photo Viewer default position and size
1. Close Windows Photo Viewer if open.
2. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.
NoteThis .bat file deletes the BINARY value in the registry key below that resets the open position and size of Windows Photo Viewer back to default.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Viewer
TipIf you like, you could place this .bat file in your Startup folder to always have the position and size of Windows Photo Viewer reset to default everytime you sign in to your account.
3. Save the .bat file to your desktop.
4. Unblock the .bat file.
5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .bat file to run it.
6. When you open Windows Photo Viewer next, it'll open with its default size and position on your main display.
Thank you for posting this tutorial. I have a question about being able to do the opposite, if possible.
When I open files in Windows Photo Viewer, I re-size the window ("locking" it to the top and bottom of the display) and then close the program, but when I go to open the next file, it opens in full-screen mode every time, rather than remembering the last window size. Is there a way to adjust this so that WPV remembers the correct window size, or do I have to avoid "locking" it to the top and bottom of the display for it to be able to remember it's "last window size"?
Your tutorial for how to get WPV back was amazing - thanks for that as well!!