Windows 10: Win10 refuses to change the default photo viewer

Discus and support Win10 refuses to change the default photo viewer in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I just did a fresh Win10 reinstall on Sunday and I always prefer to use the old Windows Photo Viewer from Vista and 7. But when I choose 'open with'... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by West88, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. West88 Win User

    Win10 refuses to change the default photo viewer


    I just did a fresh Win10 reinstall on Sunday and I always prefer to use the old Windows Photo Viewer from Vista and 7. But when I choose 'open with' then check 'always use this app' for a picture it opens that time correctly but continues to default using the Win10 Photos app on subsequent tries. I've also tried using the Default Programs options and when I choose a different option for photos, Windows Photo Viewer isn't listed as an option (I've tried changing via file format too).

    I've always switched the default photo viewer for Win10 to Windows Photo Viewer in the past and I'm not sure why now it refuses to switch the default. Possibly there's a way to fix this through the registry.

    Thanks in advance *Smile

    :)
     
    West88, Dec 4, 2018
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  2. Windows 10 default image viewer

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps in order to change the default image viewer to Paint.

    • In search,
    • Type Default Programs.
    • Check whether Windows Photo Viewer is listed in the list.
    • Left click on the photo viewer and select the option paint.

    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.
     
    Divya Murugan, Dec 4, 2018
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  3. Set Windows Photo Viewer as default to open photos

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to set window photo viewer as default and check if it helps:


    • Press Windows key + X.

    • Click on Control Panel and under View by change it to
      Small Icons.

    • Click on Default Programs and click on
      Set your default programs
      .

    • Click on Windows Photo Viewer from the Left pane and click on
      Choose Defaults for this program.

    • Select all the formats available from the list and click on
      Save and click Ok.

    • Check if issue persists.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Giridhar J, Dec 4, 2018
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  4. Win10 refuses to change the default photo viewer

    photo viewer default application not able to change

    Hai,

    I have installed Paint.net some time ago. After that my default application change to that program. Whatever I had tried to change it back to the Photo Viewer, nothing is happening.

    After I go to System -> Default applications and change application for Photos, my desktop refresh and that's it. Anything else. Paint.net is still default. I even uninstalled Paint.net, but the situation
    is the same. The only difference is that Paint is not more listed, but "unknown application".

    I tried with right-click on photos and Open with... option, but the result was the same. Desktop refresh, and default app remain the same.

    What I can do to change default Photo viewer?

    SK.
     
    SasikumarThangavel, Dec 4, 2018
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