How to restore old Windows photo viewer in Windows 10

How to restore old Windows photo viewer in Windows 10

The developers of Windows 10 have decided to replace the Windows photo viewer (default photo viewer) in favor of the modern application – Photos. The old photo viewing application is only associated with the file extensions * .tif and * .tiff and there is no way to mark it for discovery of other types of image files. Despite the fact that the modern Photos application has many more features (available filters, image processing, visual effects), the old Windows photo viewer is much faster and simply more practical. This guide will show you how to restore the old Windows photo viewer in Windows 10.

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How to restore old Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

So, as we said, in Windows 10, you cannot assign Windows Photo Viewer as the default program to open image files, in particular:

– The photo viewer is not in the Choose an application list in Default applications

To save Windows Photo Viewer as the default application in Control Panel for the current user, you can download Photo_Viewer_Windows_10.zip and after extracting, execute the file, and once you do that, all the files will be added to the registry.

The following "reg" folder in the Registry is universal and applicable to all system users by creating file associations at the application level. Windows Photo Viewer association files perform in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer Capabilities FileAssociations registry

These registry settings will return the choice of choosing Windows Photo Viewer from the context menu of the Open With image.

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