Photos App Not Opening In Windows 10
As with the case of other universal apps offered with Windows 10, the Photos app also fails to open at times. Since the Photos app is the default image viewer in Windows 10 and the fact that classic Windows Photo Viewer is turned off by default, many users are having difficult times in opening picture files in Windows 10.
The Photos app refuses to open or closes soon after launching. In some cases, the Photos app opens but doesn’t load image files.
If you’re also having issues with the default Photos app in Windows 10, you may try out the following troubleshooting tips to resolve Photos app issues.
Reset the Photos app
There is an option to reset the Photos app. Microsoft suggests you reset the Photos app if not working or fails to open. Here is how to reset the Photos app:
Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Apps > Apps & features.
Step 2: Click on the Photos app entry to see Advancedoptions link. Click Advanced options link.
Step 3: Finally, click the Reset button. Click Reset button again when you see the confirmation dialog.
Install a third-party image viewer
Although it’s true that the Photos app offers plenty of ways to edit pictures, there are tens of free apps as well as traditional programs around to help you open all kind of picture formats.
You can use classic programs like IrfanView, Windows Live Photo Gallery, XnView, and FastStone Image Viewer. And if you would like to install an app from the Store for the same job, try out Fotor, Photo Fast Viewer, and 123 Image Viewer HD.
If none of the above solutions helping you to fix the Photos app issue and you can’t live without it, try resetting Windows 10.