Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

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juverax
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Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

#1 Post by juverax » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:25 am

By default Windows Photo Viewer in not accessible in Windows 10.

Windows Photo Viewer is a DLL located in:
C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll

Tutorial: How to restore the access to Windows Photo Viewer:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143 ... -10-a.html

Actually, all you need to restore it to your account is to run the reg file:
https://www.tenforums.com/attachments/t ... t_user.reg

I could not find if this issue had been addressed on TPFC.

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Re: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

#2 Post by vevy » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:35 am

Thanks. Didn't know that!

Anyway, almost anything is better than the abomination that is the default "Photos" app.
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Re: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

#3 Post by aazard » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:24 pm

pure gold! a very nice trick

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This is going in my post-install cmds pack and my "build into install image" sets.

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Re: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

#4 Post by Midas » Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:51 am

As this isn't specifically freeware related, I'm moving the topic to "Resources & Links".

Let me know if you object...

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Re: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

#5 Post by webfork » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:20 am

juverax wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:25 am
Tutorial: How to restore the access to Windows Photo Viewer:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143 ... -10-a.html
Great suggestion.
vevy wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:35 am
Anyway, almost anything is better than the abomination that is the default "Photos" app.
I'm so disappointed with Win10's photo application. The obligatory "what were they thinking?" note goes here but I also both love and hate this kind of thing:
  • I love when Microsoft screws up horribly with a default application like this (other examples include pulling Photo Editor from Office or sucking terribly with Wordpad) because it's exactly the sort of thing that propels people to sites like ours.
  • I hate when this happens because some people cannot install software on their computer either because they are in a high security installation or a low-trust area (such as a public library). So a lot of people are stuck using bad software.

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Re: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

#6 Post by Midas » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:37 am

webfork wrote:... So a lot of people are stuck using bad software.

That, compounded with lack of choice, is one of my pet peeves. :(

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