There is no surprise that if Windows Photo Viewer is missing on your Windows 10 PC. Microsoft has hidden this feature to promote their new photo viewer Photos App and by default it is the Image viewer on Windows 10. You will not find Windows Photo Viewer in Default app for Photos also.
Most of the users who upgrades from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 will have Windows Photo Viewer in their PC. But if you do fresh install of Windows 10 you will not find Windows Photo Viewer to view the image or as an option to set it as default. Reason behind this is, Microsoft has not included Registry keys which enables access to Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10.
How to Get or Download Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10 :
To get Windows Photo Viewer back in your Windows 10 PC, you have to first download Registry Keys and install it. It will enable access to Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10.
Add Registry Entries :
To add Registry entries just Download Registry Settings For Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10 and extract the file. Double-click .reg file, it will prompt Registry Editor and click on ‘Yes’. Now you have successfully enabled Windows Photo Viewer in your PC.
How to Make Windows Photos Viewer as Default Image Viewer :
Just right-click on any image, click on Open with and choose another app .
Now Click Windows Photo Viewer, check mark Always use this app and click on OK.
That’s it, now all your images will open in Windows Photo Viewer. Hope this article helped you to get Windows Photo Viewer back or to set it as default on your Windows 10 PC. Do let us know in the comments section below.