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[Registry] How to Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

Hi everybody! 

Are you tired of the Windows 10 Photo app? Or simply want to change back to the old photo viewer?

In this post i’m going to show you how to get the Photo Viewer (formerly Windows Picture and Fax Viewer) back in Windows 10.

There are several articles out there that show you how to do this, some that i’ve tried worked, some did not.

Anyway, these registry keys is needed, and no reboot is required.

 

How it’s done:

  1. Download this .reg file (or copy/paste the raw code from pastebin)
  2. Unzip RestorePhotoViewer.reg
  3. Run the .reg file, and press Yes to continue
  4. Now you can associate images files with the classic Photo Viewer

 

I have only verified this to work in 1709 and 1803 only, comment down below what other release ids it works/doesn’t works on.

Modifying the registry could create problems on your computer, so please make sure that you know what you’re doing when running .reg files.