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How to Get Back Missing Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

If you want to use Windows Photo Viewer to open pictures but find it missing in Windows 10, how can you get it back? This usually happens after you do a clean install of Windows 10. Actually, the Windows Photo Viewer application still exists, but its registration entries are removed from Windows 10 so that by default the Windows Photo Viewer is unavailable in Windows 10. To get Windows Photo Viewer work, you need to add its registration entries to Windows 10 Registry. Now this page will show you how to get back missing Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 by the follow two ways. Either way, you are recommended to firstly backup your Windows 10 registry just in case you make mistakes.


Way 1: Get back missing Windows Photo Viewer wtih downloaded registration entries

Step 1: Download the Restore Windows Photo Viewer file from http://www.avoiderrors.net/Downloads/restorephotoviewer.zip, and then open the zip file.

Step 2: Right click on the Restore_Windows_Photo_Viewer.reg file and select Merge. Confirm the User Account Control dialog if prompted.

Select Merge

Step 3: Click Yes to continue.

click yes

Step 4: Registration entries are successfully added to Registry. Click OK. Then Windows Photo Viewer gets available in your Windows 10.

click ok

Way 2: Get back missing Windows Photo Viewer by manually adding registration entries

Step 1: Create a new text document and open it.

Step 2: Copy the codes from http://windows.intowindows.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/My%20uploaded%20files/PhotoViewer.reg and paste them into the text document. Save the text document as a .reg file; for example, WindowsPhotoViewer.reg.

Step 3: Right click on the .reg file, and select Merge from the context menu. Confirm the User Account Control dialog if prompted.

Click Merge

Step 4: Click Yes to continue.

Click Yes

Step 5: Click OK. Then the missing Windows Photo Viewer will appear in "Open with" menu, in "Default apps", and in "Set Default Programs".

Click OK

After Windows Photo Viewer gets available in Windows 10, you can use it to open pictures or set Windows Photo Viewer as your default image viewer.