How To Get Windows Photo Viewer In Windows 10. Anyone who has used the Windows 7 and 8, must remember the old Windows Photo Viewer. The new Windows 10 uses a new Photo app with many additional features, like editing your photos, etc. The old Windows Photo Viewer lacks all these features. However, many users don’t want to use the new Photo app and want the Windows Photo Viewer back. I have discussed some methods to get the Windows Photo Viewer back here.
How To Get Windows Photo Viewer In Windows 10?
Method 1 – Updated from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10:
If you have updated your Windows from 7 or 8 to Windows 10, it is easy to set the Windows Photo Viewer as the default photo viewer. To do so:
1.Right-click on the Windows key in the taskbar.
2.Select the Settings option from the pop-up menu.
3.After the Settings app opens, click on the Apps option.
4.Then, select the Default apps option.
5,Locate the Photo viewer section.
6.Click on the app set as the default photo viewer.
7.Select the Windows Photo Viewer option.
8.Now, open any image file and it will open in the old Windows Photo Viewer.
Method 2 – Directly Installed Windows 10:
The process will get a little harder if you have installed Windows 10 directly. The reason is that Windows 10 does not include the registry key, which will set the Windows Photo Viewer back as the default app. You have to edit the registry to get it back. Follow the steps below:
1.First, you must create the Registry file to get the Windows Photo Viewer back.
2.You can create the code by checking out the article => https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/8930-windows-photo-viewer-gone-2.html#post290818.
3.You can view the shared code here to get the Windows Photo Viewer back.
4.Before editing the registry, remember to create a system restore point.
5.After downloading the reg file, double-click on it to merge it with the Registry
6.Then, follow the steps mentioned above in the earlier header.
Method 3 – Download Windows Photo Viewer:
If you don’t want to follow the above steps, as it can be hard for you. Simple, download any app from the internet. There are thousands available online. Download any app as per your requirement. They will work like the Windows Photo Viewer.
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