Can I get Windows Photo Viewer back?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Meneer, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Meneer

    Meneer MDL Member

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    #1 Meneer, Aug 4, 2015
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    Hi,

    In Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 there was a magical photo viewer called "Windows Photo Viewer".
    In Windows 10 they removed this simple photo viewer with a retarded app called Microsoft Photo's (or something similar to that).
    I really love Windows Photo Viewer because it was fast and easy for just rotating pictures and such.
    I used Google to find if there is maybe an installer on the Micro$oft website, but could not find it.
    If someone could please tell how how to get it back... :worthy:
    Edit:
    Yes I know there is this but I would like to have the full program back, like in my start menu and such.
     
  2. freiwald

    freiwald MDL Member

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    post this in a .reg file, save it and then double click it. maybe you need to reboot but after that it's available when you choose right click open with > windows photo viewer > always open with this program.

    oh sorry haven't seen you already got this. can't help you then sorry
     
  3. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    This (link) also bring the program back (of Windows photo viewer). What do you mean full program ?
     
  4. raiden89

    raiden89 MDL Junior Member

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    I don't think there is a way to get the photoviewer to open by itself. I tried the rundll32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll" and it simply does nothing. I think the only option is to just open it with a picture.
     
  5. elzna

    elzna MDL Senior Member

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    agreed. in windows 10 it takes a lot of seconds in delay to load one photo, every time. old photo viewer was instant lol
     
  6. freiwald

    freiwald MDL Member

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    upgrade your pc or do a clean install. it loads instantly here...
     
  7. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    You can bring it back by pressing on Settings => System => Default apps => Photo viewer, and choose this program.
     
  8. elzna

    elzna MDL Senior Member

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    i7, 32gb ram. not.
    6 installs have the same problem, mdsn iso :)
     
  9. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    Only works for upgrades not clean install
     
  10. freiwald

    freiwald MDL Member

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    then i don't know. maybe no ssd? it really pops up instantly on my machine. dreamspark german pro iso here
     
  11. Meneer

    Meneer MDL Member

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    16GB RAM
    i5-4690k
    128GB Samsung SSD
    GTX 760

    I don't see a bottleneck up here...
     
  12. Meneer

    Meneer MDL Member

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    Yes, thank you.
    I think this is the closest we can get to get Photo Viewer back... Oh well, gotta live with it than o_O
     
  13. luxflux

    luxflux MDL Novice

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    #13 luxflux, Aug 5, 2015
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    1. Create a shortcut (e.g., on the desktop) pointing to %SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen
    2. Name it Windows Photo Viewer if you want
    3. From there you can right-click > Properties > Change Icon > point to %ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll and choose the icon

    Also, this will set Windows Photo Viewer file associations automatically (make a .bat file or paste it into an admin command prompt):

    Code:
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations" /v .bmp /t REG_SZ /d PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations" /v .dib /t REG_SZ /d PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations" /v .gif /t REG_SZ /d PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations" /v .jpe /t REG_SZ /d PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations" /v .jpg /t REG_SZ /d PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations" /v .jxr /t REG_SZ /d PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations" /v .png /t REG_SZ /d PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations" /v .jpeg /t REG_SZ /d PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations" /v .jfif /t REG_SZ /d PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff /f
     
  14. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #14 abbodi1406, Aug 5, 2015
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    Comparing the dll manifest in Win10 with Win8.1 gives these messing registry settings
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
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    "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
    
    ;[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print]
    ;"NeverDefault"=-
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}]
    "ImplementsVerbs"="preview;printto;rotate90;rotate270;setwallpaper;slideshow"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}\shellex\MayChangeDefaultMenu]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.bmp\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.dib\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.gif\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.ico\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.jfif\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.jpg\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.jpe\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.jpeg\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.png\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.rle\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.wdp\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.jxr\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.dds\OpenWithList\PhotoViewer.dll]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\video\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellVideoSlideshow]
    @="{E598560B-28D5-46aa-A14A-8A3BEA34B576}"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\WPDContextMenu.Image\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ShImageViewer]
    @="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\WPDContextMenu.Video\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ShImageViewer]
    @="{E598560B-28D5-46aa-A14A-8A3BEA34B576}"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
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    ".wdp"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Wdp"
    ".jxr"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Wdp"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Bitmap]
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    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\imageres.dll,-70"
    
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.JFIF]
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  15. raiden89

    raiden89 MDL Junior Member

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    #15 raiden89, Aug 9, 2015
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    Try this...

    1. Create a shortcut.

    2. Point it to this: rundll32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen. It will open but you cant open any pictures so you will need to attach a directory to the end like... C:\Users\username\Pictures, etc.

    So, youd wanna do: rundll32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen C:\Users\username\Pictures

    Sorry for posting when it was above, lol. Just found a post about it and remembered I posted here. But hopefully this works. Gonna try on my Win10 later.

    :D
     
  16. freiwald

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    this was posted 2 posts above you. stop that attitude! stealing other tipps and want likes for it. how sad is that?
     
  17. raiden89

    raiden89 MDL Junior Member

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    oh LOL you're right. I just remembered posting here, came down to the bottom and hit reply. But hey, at least we're on the same page. I'll edit. ;)
     
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    btw the new photos thing is junk, glad the old viewer is still in there lol