Saturday, February 11, 2017

Invalid Value For Registry Error Photo Viewer In Windows 10

Invalid Value For Registry Error Photo Viewer In Windows 10

This error is usually seen after upgrading from Windows 7 / 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10. Instructions provided here can also be used on Windows 8 and 8.1. Registry errors are caused by corrupt registry hives. Registry keeps instructions of all programs, it tells the computer where to go and what to do when a particular action is taken. Let me explain first why you’re getting this error; when you try and open a picture; your PC has a reference for the registry responsible for telling which program to use to open the picture; when it performs the action based on those instructions, the value it finds is unknown to the program, which returns the error. It is not recommended to manually edit/open or change registry settings unless you’re 100% sure about what you’re doing.

In this guide i will walk you through the troubleshooting steps that has worked for me and other users having this issue.

Troubleshooting Invalid Value For Registry Error

The first approach to take here is to uninstall the Photos app or any app that is causing the issue and then re-install it. Re-installing re-writes to the registry with correct settings so this works in most cases. Most default apps cannot be uninstalled via the conventional way; so we will have to make use of Power Shell here to uninstall the Photo’s app or any other app. For your ease; we’ve compiled a list of commands to be executed in Power Shell.

First click the Start button located on the lower left corner, type Power Shell and then right click on Power Shell and choose Run As Administrator.

Then in the Power Shell window type the following command to Uninstall Photos App

Enter This Command :
Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
Than Press Enter

After it has been uninstalled; type the following in  PowerShell to reinstall it.

Enter This Last Command :

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
Than Press Enter;

Just Couples of Minutes Problem 100% resoloves.

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