Enable Windows Photo Viewer under Windows 10 in one click

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You can enable Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 using our Ultimate Windows Tweaker. It is disabled by default in Windows 10 because Microsoft wants you to use the best Photos application (16).

The new photo application includes many new features, including a simple image editing and repair tool. It also allows you to share files. But some may find it a little slow to open, and the user interface is very different, and it may take some getting used to.

Enable Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

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There are many people who are used to viewing their photos or photos with the Windows Photo Viewer that was available in Windows 8.1 and earlier. If you are one of them, there is now an easy way to turn it on or off.

The solution?

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Navigate to the Others tab and click Enable Windows Photo Viewer and click Apply.


When you have done this, right-click any image file and you will see it in the context menu Open with.

You will also see that it is offered as a default photo viewer if you wish.

Remember, if you do this, there is no way to cancel it, not that it should bother you because you can always leave it on, and adjust the default application to the photo application if you change your mind.

If you have any questions, you can always visit our Support Thread Forum.

Let us know what you prefer. Windows Photo Viewer or the new Windows 10 Photos App.

You can also restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 without using software that uses the Windows registry. View this article if you want to receive Microsoft Office Picture Manager under Windows 10.

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