Windows 10: How to stop Windows 10 from switching image viewer default app to the Windows Photo Viewer

Discus and support How to stop Windows 10 from switching image viewer default app to the Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello, Thanks in advanced for offering a solution to my issue, if you can. About twice a week, Windows 10 will re-assign picture opening one image... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by WestonTracy, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. How to stop Windows 10 from switching image viewer default app to the Windows Photo Viewer


    Hello,

    Thanks in advanced for offering a solution to my issue, if you can.

    About twice a week, Windows 10 will re-assign picture opening one image extension or all of them to Windows Photo Viewer. I much prefer ACDSee. So how can I lock in ACDSee as my 'photo' viewer for all time? And preferably delete Window's Photo Viewer.

    A solution to this will make my whole month, as this is a huge irritation.

    Thank you!

    -Weston Tracy Portland, OR

    :)
     
    WestonTracy, Jan 24, 2021
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  2. Windows 10 default image viewer

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps in order to change the default image viewer to Paint.

    • In search,
    • Type Default Programs.
    • Check whether Windows Photo Viewer is listed in the list.
    • Left click on the photo viewer and select the option paint.

    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.
     
    Divya Murugan, Jan 24, 2021
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  3. Taras Win User
    Unable to replace Photos app with Photo Viewer as default (10240).


    I'm not making any headway on answers.Microsoft.com so I'm hoping the experts here can explain why I cannot replace the Photos app with Windows Photo Viewer as the default image viewer (in build 10240). From all outward appearances, it seems Windows Photo Viewer is unavailable.

    The saga is explained in detailed words and colorful pictures here:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...2-83ece717ddfb

    If that's too tl;dr for you, here are the bullet points:

    • Windows Photo Viewer is never listed as an option when using "Open with".
    • "Open with" lets you browse the disk and manually select the desired program. I navigated to "\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer" but it contains no program there other than "Imaging Devices" (wrong). Choosing "PhotoViewer.dll" produces an error message.
    • In Control Panel's "Default Program", Windows Photo Viewer is shown to be associated with TIF files and nothing else. Attempts to set JPG to use Windows Photo Viewer fail because, again, its program folder only contains "Imaging Devices" (and the dll).


    In an attempt to fix this problem, I used the "nuclear option" and Reset the PC. After Windows 10 (TH1 10240) reinstalled itself, I still couldn't select Windows Photo Viewer to be the default image viewer.

    Suggestions to fix this?
     
    Taras, Jan 24, 2021
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  4. How to stop Windows 10 from switching image viewer default app to the Windows Photo Viewer

    irfanview default image viewer

    Hi,

    To help you with your concern regarding the Photo viewer, let me suggest you to follow the steps provided by
    T.T.D. on this post and check if
    Irfanview is on the list.

    You can also check on the settings if Irfanview is available.

    • Press Windows key+ I
    • Click System
    • Select Default apps
    • Then click Photo viewer
    • You can also check on Choose default apps by the file type
    • Check if Irfanview is on the list

    Please let us know how it goes for us to assist you further.
     
    Virfranz Man, Jan 24, 2021
    #4
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