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Discus and support Restoring Windows Photo Viewer After cleaning up bloat apps on Win 10 in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I need to restore the Windows Photo Viewer (deleted app) on Windows 10. I removed all pre-installed apps including the Store. I used the following... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by SPeasah, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. SPeasah Win User

    Restoring Windows Photo Viewer After cleaning up bloat apps on Win 10


    I need to restore the Windows Photo Viewer (deleted app) on Windows 10. I removed all pre-installed apps including the Store.


    I used the following command from answers.microsoft.com but got errors:


    Command:

    Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_15.1208.10480.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml"}



    Error:

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path 'C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_15.1208.1048.0_0x64_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml' because it does not exist.



    Please help.

    :)
     
    SPeasah, Sep 10, 2019
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  2. iko22 Win User

    How to get rid of raw file support in windows photo viewer?



    Restoring Windows Photo Viewer After cleaning up bloat apps on Win 10 [​IMG]


    I have downloaded this, and it did not work; photo viewer is not in the list of programs in Open With or Default App. I used option 2 step 3, followed by step 5 to 9.

     
    iko22, Sep 10, 2019
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  3. hbenthow Win User
    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10  


    Brink, are there any risks to any of these methods? Would using any of them run any risk of damaging the registry in a way that could cause BSODs or any other type of issue?

    Also, I have a question regarding this particular method:

    I noticed that you said that it causes Windows Photo Viewer to be listed twice in "Open With". Is this at all problematic? Is it a sign of any sort of registry damage or corruption? And does it matter which one of the two instances of Windows Photo Viewer one selects from the "Open With" menu, or do each of them provide identical results?

    And unless I'm mistaken, the advantage of using this particular method is that it allows one to view files in the order of (for example) date modified, name, size, etc (whichever way the folder is currently sorted in Windows Explorer), which the other methods of restoring Photos Viewer do not allow one to do. Is this correct?
     
    hbenthow, Sep 10, 2019
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  4. tomseys Win User

    Restoring Windows Photo Viewer After cleaning up bloat apps on Win 10

    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10  


    I downloaded and merged the registry fix as per the instructions and I'm still not getting a listing for Windows Photo Viewer in Settings/Default Apps/Photo Viewer. When I click on this I just get Photos and Paint and Look for an app in the store offered. If I right click a photo and choose open with, there is no windows photo viewer choice. If I go into the old control panel and try to set defaults there, it does list window photo viewer, but states it has all its defaults which seems to be tiff files. In any case, I can't get it to list to
    choose it in Settings/Default Apps or on a right click.


    Restoring Windows Photo Viewer After cleaning up bloat apps on Win 10 [​IMG]
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    tomseys, Sep 10, 2019
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