Bật Windows Photo Viewer Trên Win 10

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UpdatedApr 3, 2020, 2:42 pm EST| 3 min read
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Windows 10 uses the new Photos tiện ích as your mặc định image viewer, but many people still prefer the old Windows Photo Viewer. You can get Photo Viewer back in Windows 10, though. It’s just hidden.

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If you tăng cấp a PC running Windows 7 or 8.1 khổng lồ Windows 10, Windows Photo Viewer will be available & you can mix it as your default photo viewer if you want. However, if you perform a clean installation of Windows 10—or buy a PC with Windows 10 already on it—you can’t access Photo Viewer at all. The interesting thing is that Photo Viewer is still there. It’s just hidden and you’ll have to make a couple of Registry edits to have it show up. After you bởi vì that, you can then mix it as your default photo viewer.


The Problem

For whatever reason, Microsoft opted not to lớn include the Registry keys that enable access lớn Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10. Those keys are kept in place if you tăng cấp from a previous version of Windows, but they aren’t created during the installation of Windows 10. Microsoft really wants you to mở cửa all those image files in its new Photos app, instead.

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If you navigate to lớn the default apps pane in Settings, you won’t even see Photo Viewer as an option. The old “Default Programs” Control Panel app isn’t much help, either. Open it up and you can only make Photo Viewer the default association for .tif và .tiff files—not other types of images.

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You also can’t simply point image files at a specific .exe file to associate them with Photo Viewer, either. Photo Viewer is actually part of a DLL file named “PhotoViewer.dll” & doesn’t have a separate executable file associated with it.

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So, how vày you get Photo Viewer back? By firing up our old friend Registry Editor, of course. Và after you bởi that, you can phối it as your default photo app.

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Step One: Enable Photo Viewer in the Registry

We’ll need to địa chỉ cửa hàng the same registry entries that were present on Windows 7 và 8.1, và are still present on systems that upgraded from those old versions of Windows. To make things easy, we’ve put together a Registry mod you can use to lớn make these edits quickly because they’re a little cumbersome to make manually. Download and unzip the following file:

Activate-Windows-Photo-Viewer-on-Windows-10

Inside, you’ll find two hacks. Run the “Activate Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10” thủ thuật to create the keys and values in the Registry and activate Photo Viewer. Và if you ever want khổng lồ deactivate it, just run the “Deactivate Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10 (Default)” hack. Of course, there’s no real need lớn deactivate it in the Registry. You can always leave it available & just associate your image files with a different app.

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Note: A big thanks to nexus over at TenForums for locating the required registry settings.

And remember—this step is only necessary if you’re using a fresh Windows 10 system. If you upgraded from Windows 7 or 8.1, you should be able to lớn go ahead and set Windows Photo Viewer as your default image-viewing application in all the usual ways.

Step Two: set Windows Photo Viewer as Your mặc định Image Viewer

To associate an image tệp tin with Photo Viewer, right-click any type of image file—for example, a .png, .jpg, .gif, or .bmp file—and select xuất hiện With > Choose Another App.

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In the “How vì chưng you want to open this file?” window, select Windows Photo Viewer. If you don’t see it at first, scroll lớn the bottom of what’s listed và click the “More apps” option—it’ll show up. Select the “Always use this app to xuất hiện .___ files” option, & then click “OK.”

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Update: If the “Choose Another App” option doesn’t work for some reason, here’s another way you can vày it: First, right-click the type of image file you want khổng lồ change (for example, a PNG, JPEG, GIF, or BMP file) và select “Properties” to open the Properties window. On the General pane, click the “Change” button to lớn the right of “Opens With” và select Windows Photo Viewer.

Windows Photo Viewer will now be the mặc định image viewer for that type of image file. You’ll need to lớn repeat this process for each type of image tệp tin you want khổng lồ use it with. In other words, whenever you mở cửa an image that opens in the Photos app, just close the Photos app và use the “Open with” menu to lớn associate that tệp tin type with Windows Photo Viewer. You’ll only have to bởi vì this the first time you open each new type of image file.

Obviously, we can’t guarantee that Microsoft will keep access lớn Photo Viewer around forever. But for now, at least, it’s still there—even if you have lớn put in a little work to find it.


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Chris HoffmanChris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He"s written about công nghệ for over a decade and was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The thủ đô new york Times, been interviewed as a công nghệ expert on TV stations like Miami"s NBC 6, and had his work covered by news outlets lượt thích the BBC. Since 2011, Chris has written over 2,000 articles that have been read nearly one billion times---and that"s just here at How-To Geek. Read Full Bio »