Windows 10: Can I delete or disable the photos app?

Discus and support Can I delete or disable the photos app? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I would like to delete or disable the photos app because it is totally useless. I want to look at my pictures from all my pictures folders. If I delete... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by mzpurpleluvs2dance, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Can I delete or disable the photos app?


    I would like to delete or disable the photos app because it is totally useless. I want to look at my pictures from all my pictures folders. If I delete or disable the photos app, I assume I won't lose any pictures. I can't stand this ridiculous app preparing albums for me. I'll set up my own damn albums. Thank you very much. This app is awful. If I delete it or disable it and then some things don't work right, can it be re-installed or re-enabled?

    :)
     
    mzpurpleluvs2dance, Jun 7, 2019
    #1
  2. Mohan B P Win User

    How to disable/uninstall the Photo app in Windows 10?

    Hi,

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to uninstall the Photo app and check if it helps.

    We cannot disable Photos app on windows 10. However, we can uninstall the app and when you require the app you can download it through Windows Store.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to uninstall the Photo app.


    • Type Power Shell in the Search bar,
      right-click on Windows PowerShell and click on
      Run as administrator
      .

    • Type the following commands, press Enter
      key after each command, in the given order.
    1. Get-AppxPackage

    (This will view all the apps installed in your account.)

    2. Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers

    (This will view all Windows apps installed in the computer.)

    3. Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Remove-AppxPackage

    (This will remove/uninstall the Photo app.)

    • Restart the system and check.

    Hope the information helps. Kindly write back to us for further assistance on Windows. We will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Mohan B P, Jun 7, 2019
    #2
  3. Rose Cal Win User
    Multiple Photos

    We suggest that you follow the steps below to delete the photo through Photos app:

    • If you’re looking at your list of photos in Photos app, select the photos by clicking on checkbox on the photos you want to delete. Click
      Delete icon at the bottom right corner to delete.
    • If you open a photo, Tap or press Delete
      key from keyboard.

    Let us know if you need more assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Jun 7, 2019
    #3
  4. Can I delete or disable the photos app?

    Deleting photos in Windows 10

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    - Are you using Photo app or other app?

    If you are referring to Photo app, follow the below steps and check.



    [*]1. In the Photos app, go to the folder with the files you want to delete.
    [*]2. Do one of the following:

    • If you’re looking at your list of photos and videos, swipe down on or right-click the files you want to delete. You can also tap or click
      Select all.
    • If you open a photo or video, swipe up from the bottom or right-click to see the app commands.

    3. Tap or click
    Delete.



    You can also delete photos using the Camera app, the OneDrive app, or File Explorer.

    The above steps are the only way to delete the photos.

    If you are referring to a different app or form different location, help us with more information.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, Jun 7, 2019
    #4
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