How to Get Old Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10

Older windows version had some amazing default apps for us. Though newer versions are better a few apps or software have no replacement. Amongst those is the older version of Windows Photo Viewer. It was very basic to be precise and was blazingly fast for shuffling your pictures. Windows 10, on the other hand, has got a very sluggish and lazy sort of photo viewer and that’s a real cause for concern. If you are reading this post then we are sure you are looking to get that photo viewer back to your Windows 10 operating system.

A small registry trick would get that photo viewer back for you and you can enjoy your pictures like before. 

The old photo viewer is still present on Windows 10 but we need to tweak the registry a bit to get that working on Windows 10. We recommend you to do this only and if you have backed up your data and you know a bit about Windows registry. 

How to get Old Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

Step 1. Open notepad and copy the below code to the notepad and save the notepad as a .reg file. You can name it anything you like. Totally up to you.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open]
“MuiVerb“=”@photoviewer.dll,-3043?
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
00,31,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget]
“Clsid“=”{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}”
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
00,31,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\DropTarget]
“Clsid“=”{60fd46de-f830-4894-a628-6fa81bc0190d}”

Step 2. Once done, got to the file and double-click it to add it to your windows registry file system.

Step 3. It will ask if you like to continue, just hit “Yes”.

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old-windows-photo-viewer-windows-10
Registry Entry

Step 4. The new entry shall be now be added to your Windows registry file system.

old-windows-photo-viewer-windows-10
Registry Entry confirmed

Step 5. Now right click any picture and set it to launch with the old Windows Photo Viewer.

You are finally done and have got back the old Windows Photo Viewer on your Windows 10 PC. This method is perfect and you won’t face any issues what so ever. Still, if you face any issue comment below with that and we shall get back asap.

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How to Get Old Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10
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How to Get Old Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10
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A small registry trick would get that photo viewer back for you and you can enjoy your pictures like before. 
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