Windows 10: What does the Photos Media Engine Add-on do?

Discus and support What does the Photos Media Engine Add-on do? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Newer builds of the Microsoft Photo App automatically install the PhotosMedia Engine Add-on, itself an app available in the Microsoft App Store. The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by José Oliver-Didier, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. What does the Photos Media Engine Add-on do?


    Newer builds of the Microsoft Photo App automatically install the PhotosMedia Engine Add-on, itself an app available in the Microsoft App Store. The description reads: "This add-on activates advanced search capabilities in Microsoft Photos and subsequently helps users find their photos by people, places, or things."


    Here is a news article and the author seems as baffled as I am.

    I have not been able to find to much information on this. Does somebody know more about this app on how it works? Does it use an online service to improve search results? So far I have not seen any improvements while searching for people, places or things.

    :)
     
    José Oliver-Didier, Jul 31, 2019
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  2. Photo options and search engine in Windows 10

    Hi Ruth,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    When you say skip movies, music and games, what exactly do you mean by that?

    I would suggest you to use Photo app in Windows 10 so that all the photos will be listed in one place.

    For reference Photos app for Windows help:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/photos-app-faq

    Note : Steps applies to Windows 10 as well.

    You can use any search engine you desire. Bing comes as default search engine in Windows 10. If you prefer some other search engine then you can use that search engine.

    Hope this helps. If you need further assistance with Windows, let us know and will be glad to help.

    Thank You.
     
    Sangeeta Sarkar, Jul 31, 2019
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  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 What does the Photos Media Engine Add-on do? :) 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 31, 2019
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  4. What does the Photos Media Engine Add-on do?

    changing default search engine to google from Bing in IE Edge

    To change the default search engine on Windows Edge.

    Step One: Open Microsoft Edge

    Step Two: type in the search engine into the browser address such as (www.google.com)

    Step Three: Click on the three dots top right below the x (close button)

    Step Four: Click on settings

    Step Five: Scroll and click on Advance Settings

    Step Six: Scroll to Search in the address bar with click within the box

    Step Seven: Click on Add NEw

    Step Eight: Your search engine should be listed Click on it

    Final Step: select your choice of:

    Add as default

    Add
     
    Rico Novice, Jul 31, 2019
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