How to make Images to always open via Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

Windows Photo Viewer is the default application to open most of popular image formats on your PC, but if have upgraded to Windows 10, you will see a new Photo app that gets associated with images automatically. Photo App  is a new app that comes with Windows 10 featuring modern sleek interface and greater optimization for touch functionality.

Windows 10 Photos App

Windows 10 Photos App

It is cool, easy to work with and feature-rich, but for some reason if you don’t like the change and still prefer the good old one and wuld like your Windows 10 to open all photos using Windows Photo Viewer, you can still do that; don’t worry, Windows Photo Viewer is not dead yet.

Click on Action Center on taskbar and then click All Settings.

All Settings

All Settings

Click System.


Click Default apps and then in the right side scroll over to Photo Viewer. By default Windows 10 settings, you will see Photos there. Click the drop-down list and you will find all the apps that can be used to open image files. From the list choose Windows Photo Viewer.

Default apps - Windows Photo Viewer for Photos

Default apps – Windows Photo Viewer for Photos

That’s it. You have now successfully associated all images to open with Windows Photo Viewer.

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.