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  1. Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10


    How to: Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    How to Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10


    Usually you could use Windows Photo Viewer to view your image files in a variety of ways. You can also print, order prints, attach pictures to an e‑mail message, burn, or open photos in another app on your PC.

    Windows 10 uses the Photos app as the default app to open image files with instead now. By default, Windows Photo Viewer is no longer listed in Open with, and only has .tiff files associated with it in Default Programs.

    This tutorial will show you how to restore Windows Photo Viewer to be able to select to open image files in Default apps, Default Programs, and Open with for only your account or all users in Windows 10.

    You may have to restore Windows Photo Viewer again after every quality or feature update from Windows Update.



    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Only Restore Windows Photo Viewer for Current Account
    • Option Two: (recommended) To Restore Windows Photo Viewer for All Accounts

    EXAMPLE: Default and Restored Windows Photo Viewer

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION ONE [/i] To Only Restore Windows Photo Viewer for Current Account
    This option will only affect the account that you are currently signed in to.


    1 Do step 2 (restore) or step 3 (undo) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Restore Windows Photo Viewer for Only Your Account
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Restore_Windows_Photo_Viewer_CURRENT_USER.reg

    Download

    3. To "Undo" Restore Windows Photo Viewer for Only Your Account
    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Undo_Restore_Windows_Photo_Viewer_CURRENT_USER.reg

    Download
    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    8 If you selected to undo restore Windows Photo Viewer, then select a different app (ex: Photos) as the default app under Photo viewer in Settings. (see screenshot below step 9)

    9 If you selected to restore Windows Photo Viewer, then select "Windows Photo Viewer" as the default app under Photo viewer in Settings. (see screenshots below)

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Restore Windows Photo Viewer for All Accounts
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to restore Windows Photo Viewer using this option.

    This option will override Option One above, and also adds the Image Preview context menu for Windows Photo Viewer.


    1 Do step 2, step 3, or step 4 below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Restore Windows Photo Viewer for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Restore_Windows_Photo_Viewer_ALL_USERS.reg

    Download

    3. To Restore Windows Photo Viewer for All Users with Sort Order Fix
    This option does the same as step 2 above, but allows you to view files in the same order as they are arranged in the folder.

    This option does cause Windows Photo Viewer to be listed twice in Open with -> Choose an app.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Restore_Windows_Photo_Viewer_ALL_USERS_with_Sort_order_fix.reg

    Download

    4. To "Undo" Restore Windows Photo Viewer for All Users
    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Undo_Restore_Windows_Photo_Viewer_ALL_USERS.reg

    Download
    5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    9 If you restored Windows Photo Viewer, then select "Windows Photo Viewer" as the default app under Photo viewer in Settings. Other users on the PC will also need to do this step if they want Windows Photo Viewer set as the default program in their account. (see screenshots below)

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    heyyahblah, Aug 9, 2015
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  2. Ramesh Srinivasan, Aug 9, 2015
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  3. Sumit Dhiman2, Aug 9, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    You're most welcome J. *Smile
     
    Brink, Aug 9, 2015
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  5. Joanne Win User
    Thank you very much, Brink, for enabling Windows Photo Viewer for all of us, again! *Smile
    I've checked it and it works fine.

    It's sad that we have to go through so many tweaks, manual settings and Registry changes to make Windows 10 function the way we knew, expected and desire. For example, last night I have enabled the Shuffle (of my desktop background images) in the Slideshow mode by going into the Registry (again) and modifying a value... For how long will I have to do this?

    I'd like to ask something else now: is there a tutorial on how to reset the Reliability History on Windows 10?
    I have used this tutorial but it does not clear it completely.

    Thank you!
     
    Joanne, Aug 9, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Joanne,

    I'm glad the tutorials have been able to help. *Smile

    I don't have a Windows 10 version for Reliability History yet.

    Be sure to send feedback to Microsoft about wanted features. The more they get, the better chance it may have of being added.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html
     
    Brink, Aug 9, 2015
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  7. Rob62 Win User
    Thank You very much for sharing your knowledge here Brink. I have found your solution to be straight forward and correct.
    Thanks again!
     
    Rob62, Aug 9, 2015
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    I'm glad the tutorial could help Rob, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile
     
    Brink, Aug 9, 2015
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  9. DBone Win User
    Thanks for this Brink!
     
    DBone, Aug 10, 2015
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  10. Joanne Win User
    Thank you, Brink!

    I am really (really) looking forward to your new tutorial on how to reset Windows 10 Reliability History - and eventually on how to clean the Event Viewer, even though I had success on that one.

    Thank you *Smile
     
    Joanne, Aug 10, 2015
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  11. Thank you brink you’re a life saver.
     
    CervenySun, Aug 11, 2015
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  12. Brink
    Brink New Member
    I'm glad it could help Cerveny. *Smile
     
    Brink, Aug 11, 2015
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  13. Mart Win User

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    It will restore preview options too like windows 7/8?
     
  14. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Mart, *Smile

    Yes, the "Preview" option in the context menu will be there as well. It's basically just the same as opening the image though.
     
    Brink, Aug 12, 2015
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  15. Mart Win User
    Thanks Brink..............
     
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