Using Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 will use Photos to open jpg files.

I prefer to use Windows 7’s Windows Photo Viewer (it is faster…)

Registry file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Created by: Shawn Brink
; Created on: June 27th 2016
; Tutorial: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14312-windows-photo-viewer-restore-windows-10-a.html

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.bmp]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.gif]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.ico]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.jfif]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.jpeg]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.jpg]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.png]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.tif]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.tiff]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wdp]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bmp\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.gif\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.ico\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpeg\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bmp\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jfif\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpeg\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpg\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.png\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.tif\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.tiff\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.wdp\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

Save it .reg file and run it.

Then set Windows Photo Viewer as default app for jpg file.

Reference:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14312-restore-windows-photo-viewer-windows-10-a.html

 

 

 

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