Windows 10: Photos not opening

Discus and support Photos not opening in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hiya. My photos app isn't opening, neither from the Start menu nor from File Explorer. I just get a notification that says "the app didn't start", and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Geen28, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Geen28 Win User

    Photos not opening


    Hiya.

    My photos app isn't opening, neither from the Start menu nor from File Explorer. I just get a notification that says "the app didn't start", and nothing else - no error code or additional information. I've tried repairing and resetting the app, troubleshooting, restarting and updating my device, no to avail. Still "the app didn't start". Has this happened to anyone else? Any other ideas on how I can view my photos?

    :)
     
    Geen28, Jul 5, 2019
    #1

  2. 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, Jul 5, 2019
    #2
  3. kormath Win User
    Lost default photo viewer after profile rebuild


    Thanks Brink. I've tried those steps before i started searching Google. After the profile rebuild i don't have the Photo app listed to choose to make it default in either the system settings for default apps or the Open With option.

    I can't even find it doing a search. Seems to have been removed somehow with the profile rebuild, which doesn't make sense.

    Might be helpful to list what i've done Photos not opening :) I've done the open with check, the choose default program in the system menu, tried that in device manager default programs also. I've checked the programs and features Turn windows features on/off and it's not listed there (never thought it was but that was a suggestion), searched the MS Store, it's not listed there either.

    I don't like playing in the registry unless i have defined steps and haven't found anything for this yet, just the Win7 version like in my OP.
     
    kormath, Jul 5, 2019
    #3
  4. Rose Cal Win User

    Photos not opening

    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, Jul 5, 2019
    #4
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