Windows 10: Microsoft Photos fails with message "This App Can't Open"

Discus and support Microsoft Photos fails with message "This App Can't Open" in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; When trying to open Microsoft Photos, it fails to open and comes up with the message "This App Can't Open". I have tried the Windows Store... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Derek Matthews, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Microsoft Photos fails with message "This App Can't Open"


    When trying to open Microsoft Photos, it fails to open and comes up with the message "This App Can't Open". I have tried the Windows Store troubleshooting option and have deleted and re-installed Photos with no change. Help!

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    Derek Matthews, Mar 14, 2019
    #1

  2. WINDOWS 10 MICROSOFT PHOTO APP

    Hello,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    The Photos app brings together pictures from all your devices using OneDrive, so that you can browse them by date, album or folder. It also automatically enhances photos, and creates albums for you, to showcase your best shots.

    I suggest you to follow the methods below and check if it helps:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to change the Default apps in the setting app and verify the result. You may follow the steps in the below:

    • Go to settings and system.
    • Click on Default Apps and select the appropriately.

    Method 2:

    I suggest you to reinstall Photo app using the PowerShell command
    and reinstall using the Windows store. Follow the below steps.

    • Open the Start menu, type Windows PowerShell in the search bar.
    • Right click on the Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
    • Enter the below command to uninstall the Photo app.

    •   get-appxpackage  *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | remove-appxpackage

    More reference:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-10/photos

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.


     
    Anju Thekkethil, Mar 14, 2019
    #2
  3. Photos are opening with Paint instead of Photos app

    Hello,

    It's likely that your default application for opening photos is Paint. To change your default program in Windows 10 from
    Paint to the Photo app, we suggest that you perform the following steps:

    • On the Start menu, select Settings.
    • Go to System, then go to Default apps.
    • Select Photos or any app that you like to be the default under
      Photo viewer.

    Update us if the steps above helped you in resolving your concern.
     
    Angela Pun, Mar 14, 2019
    #3
  4. Microsoft Photos fails with message "This App Can't Open"

    Unable to open the photos in Photos App

    Hello David,

    I realize the inconvenience you are facing in opening the Photos in Windows. We will help you.

    To assist you better, I suggest you to answer the below questions.

    • Are you trying to open the photos in Photo App?
    • Are you getting any error messages when you try to open the photos?
    • Do you have the copy of those photos and are you able to open those photos?
    Please post to us with the information above to help you better.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Mar 14, 2019
    #4
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