Windows 10: Windows Photo Viewer error

Discus and support Windows Photo Viewer error in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Cough. Hi there fellow forumers. I need your help. I've already know this problem of mine is a rather common problem among Windows 10 users. When I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by MephistoPheles, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Windows Photo Viewer error


    Cough. Hi there fellow forumers. I need your help. I've already know this problem of mine is a rather common problem among Windows 10 users. When I wish to open a picture with our good old Windows Photo Viewer, simply nothing happens or even if something does happen, that's an error message that's it.

    Windows Photo Viewer error [​IMG]

    Windows Photo Viewer error [​IMG]


    It's not like there is a problem with the new "Photos" app but it's quite slow compared to the old one and crashes more frequent than it should...
    Is there any way to solve my problem? I'd be really grateful if some could help me out.
    Thank you very much for your effort.

    :)
     
    MephistoPheles, Aug 2, 2015
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  2. CFMoore Win User

    After installing the November update to Windows 10, Photo Viewer no longer works.

    As I was testing functions about a successful November (3gb) update to Win10, Windows Photo Viewer would not open pictures. The error message said that it could not find "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\Photo Viewer.dll" It was my default viewer.

    First I searched Answers with no help. Then I started testing all the photo viewers on my machine. (All my picture files are jpg.) I right-clicked on pictures, selected Open With and was given a choice of Microsoft Office Picture Manager, Paint, Photo,
    Windows Live Photo Gallery, and Windows Photo Viewer. I proceeded to use each of these in turn to see what would be a good alternative if I could not get Photo Viewer to work.

    I repeated the tests with several different pictures. After about three hours, the Open With option Photo Viewer disappeared.

    His something wrong with my software, or has Microsoft deliberately disabled Windows Photo Viewer to force the use of the Photo app?
     
    CFMoore, Aug 2, 2015
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  3. Vashnik Win User
    Setting Defaults Broken: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    Here is what Windows Photo Viewer shows that it supports:

    Snaggy - easy screenshots

    Windows Photo Viewer can be from the "Choose default apps by file type." In fact, here is the list of Windows Photo Associations and how they're being associated with in the "Choose default apps by file type" window:

    BMP is associated with Windows Photo Viewer, but does not show up as selected in the above screenshot.

    DIB is supported by Windows Photo Viewer and is not associated with it, despite Windows Photo Viewer being the default program for photos.

    GIF is supported, but is associated with the "Photos" Windows 10 app, now is Windows Photo Viewer showing up as an option.

    JFIF is supported, but is not associated with any application at all, nor is Windows Photo Viewer showing up as an option.

    JPE is supported, but is associated with WavePad Sound Editor, now is Windows Photo Viewer showing up as an option.

    JPG and JPEG both are associated with Windows Photo Viewer, but does not show as selected in the above screenshot like it's supposed to.

    JXR is supported, but is associated with VideoPad Video Editor, nor is Windows Photo Viewer showing up as an option.

    PNG is associated with Windows Photo Viewer, but not selected in the above screenshot like it's supposed to be.

    TIF and TIFF both are associated with Windows Photo Viewer and is selected like in the screenshot above.

    WDP is supported, but is associated with VideoPad Video Editor, nor is Windows Photo Viewer showing up as an option.
     
    Vashnik, Aug 2, 2015
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  4. jds63 Win User

    Windows Photo Viewer error

    jds63, Sep 18, 2015
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