Windows Photo Viewer doesn't launch despite it being the default

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Phoenix, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    I went to program defaults and ensured that Windows Photo Viewer is the default apps but still when I open any photo, jpg or png it opens with the Photos app

    I don't like that photos app, how to make the Windows Photo Viewer work?
     
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  2. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    #2 odiebugs1, Jul 31, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
    You went to control panel- default programs- set program for all protocols ?

    Did you look below box to see how may associations are set for it, like Jpeg ?

    Remember " choose defaults for this program " is where you'll see all the formats you want the program to open.
     
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  3. Prosto

    Prosto MDL Addicted

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    Used fix.
    Find on this forum
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    It says this program has 2 of 2 defaults only. what happened to the rest? :(
     
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  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    #5 Phoenix, Jul 31, 2015
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    I tried this reg trick but it didn't add the extensions:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.jpg]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.jpeg]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.gif]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.png]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.bmp]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.tiff]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.ico]
    
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
     
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  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    ahh nevermind, now after the reg edit and uninstalling faststone imagie viewer the Windows photo viewer works!!
     
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  7. cyberloner

    cyberloner MDL Member

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    a software that screw up windows picture viewing software.. interesting.. :biggrin:
    that software should be running at the background