Fixing Package Could not Be Registered

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Many users would have received the error “Package could not be registered” when trying to open an image file such as .JPG or.PNG. Some affected users experience this problem every time they try to open an image, while others report that the problem is only caused by certain files. We were able to confirm that the problem is occurring for Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

Error message:

The package could not be registered

Set the default photo application

  • To do this, right-click on an image file and select Properties.
  • Select the General tab and click on Edit.
  • Select photos from the list of displayed applications.
  • Click OK, then Apply and OK in the Properties dialog box.

Run Windows Store Apps troubleshooter

windows troubleshooter

One of the most popular fixes for the error “Package could not be registered” is to simply run the troubleshooting for Windows Store applications. Some users who have experienced the same problem have reported that the utility found that the Photos application was broken when it was running and recommended that you reset the application.

Note that the troubleshooting for Windows Store applications contains a set of repair strategies for common problems with Store applications of this type. If a repair strategy is applicable, the utility automatically recommends the right solution to the problem.

January 2021 Update:

We now recommend using this tool for your error. Additionally, this tool fixes common computer errors, protects you against file loss, malware, hardware failures and optimizes your PC for maximum performance. You can fix your PC problems quickly and prevent others from happening with this software:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.


Repair corrupted system files in Windows 10.


Some of your files may have been corrupted, so Windows 10 does not work as it should.

In the WinX menu, open a runtime command prompt (Admin), type the following and press Enter to run the system file checker.

sfc /scannow

This scans your PC and replaces damaged system files with good ones. Restart your computer after the scan is complete.

Optimize folders

Step 1: Open the explorer
Step 2: Go to the folder with which you have problems (but do not go to the folder).
Step 3: Right-click on the folder and select Properties.
Step 4: Click on the Customize tab.
Step 5: In the “Optimize this folder for:” drop-down list, change this to “General elements”.
Step 6: Check the box indicating that sub-folders are included.
Step 7: Click Apply and OK.
Step 8: Done, go to your next problem folder and repeat the operation.

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