How to use Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10

On Windows 10, Windows Photo Viewer by default is used only for open .tif and .tiff files. All the other graphic files (jpe, png, bmp, gif, ico, etc.) are opened with Photos App.

To open with Windows Photo Viewer also for example .jpe files add this reg key:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations\.jpe

and set REG_SZ value to: PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff

WindowsPhotoViewer_Reg

This can be easily deployed with GPO Preferences.

Here an example of what you can associate to Windows Photo Viewer

“.bmp”=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”
“.dib”=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”
“.gif”=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”
“.jfif”=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”
“.jpe”=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”
“.jpeg”=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”
“.jpg”=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”
“.jxr”=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”
“.png”=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

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