Sunday, 27 January 2019

How to turn ON or OFF security questions in Windows 10

How to turn ON or OFF security questions
Microsoft recently introduced Security questions to recover password for a local account in Windows 10. This feature is great in case you forget your login password, but for some people, it is annoying as it takes a little longer to create new user accounts. So if you want to enable or disable Security Questions from Windows 10, you can use the following options:

Using the Windows Registry Editor:
  • Press Win+R keys to open RUN and type regedit and click OK.
  • Now navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
  • Now right click in the blank panel at the right side and right click and create a new DWORD value by New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Name the newly created value as NoLocalPasswordResetQuestions
  • Double click on the newly created DWORD and set its value as 1 to disable the Security Questions. If you set the DWORD value as 0, it would enable the security questions.
registry editor
  • Now exit the registry and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Using the Group Policy Editor:
  • Press Win+R keys to open RUN and type gpedit.msc and click OK. It would open the group policy editor.
  • Now navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Credential User Interface
Group Policy Editor
  • Now, at the right side panel, double click on "Prevent the use of security questions for local accounts" and check the radio button to "Enabled" option. Enabling this option would turn off the security questions.
  • If you disable the "Prevent the use of security questions for local accounts" option, password reset through security questions feature would be enabled.
Prevent the use of security questions for local accounts
  • Now exit the Group Policy Editor and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Using the above two methods, you may disable or enable Windows 10 Password Recovery security questions.
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Friday, 4 January 2019

MiniTool Partition Wizard: A Perfect Disk Management Utility

MiniTool Partition Wizard: A Perfect Disk Management Utility
MiniTool Partition Wizard is one of the best hard disk management tool that is available for free (Pro version is also available with advanced features). This tool can copy, format, extend, delete, wipe and resize partitions in Windows OS. This tool can really be the best when it comes to extending the partition of C drive. Most of the times, it happens that people run low on space in C drive because of so many software installed or the data stored in the documents folder. In this situation, the operating system starts running slow and it starts giving prompts to clean up the C drive. Even after cleaning up the C drive, the situation remains the same and that's the time we need to extend the C drive's space. Usually, IT Professionals do it by using the DISKPART.EXE command but not everyone knows about the command prompt commands, so either they format the computer and re-create partitions or they use some disk management utilities which aren't proved to be successful every time. This is where MiniTool Partition Wizard comes handy.
In MiniTool Partition wizard, you can simply right click on the C drive and extend its partition size by taking the free space from any other partition of your hard drive. It is very simple and completely safe. This tool can merge or split partitions too, without any data loss.
minitool partition wizard

Some of the features of MiniTool Partition Wizard are as follows:
  • It supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.
  • Using the Migrate OS to SSD/HD Wizard feature, you can copy Windows OS from its current drive to a different drive.
  • It can create primary and logical disks NTFS, Ext2/3/4, Linux Swap, FAT/FAT32 file systems.
  • A simple one button feature is available to convert an NTFS formatted partition to the FAT file system.
  • This tool can change the cluster size when formatting a partition.
  • You can use this tool to change the drive letter of any partition.
  • It is very simple to resize a partition using MiniTool Partition Wizard because you can set the size of the partition just by dragging the size slider or you can enter the value manually to make it exactly the right size.
  • This tool can run a surface test to check for bad sectors
  • Partitions and disks can be copied over to other partitions or disks
  • This tool supports rebuilding the MBR as well as copying the MBR to a GPT disk
  • This tool can convert the system disk from MBR to GPT
  • You can hide hard disk partitions if you don't want to show the partition along with the other partitions and you can quickly set a partition as active or inactive.
  • Using this tool, you can convert between primary and logical partitions.
  • A partition's serial number and Type ID can be changed using MiniTool Partition Wizard.
  • Using the partition recovery wizard, you can restore the lost partitions.
There are still a lot of features which MiniTool partition wizard offers. If you want a perfect tool for hard disk management, this tool is a must have for anyone.

100% Cashback Offers on Recharges

100% Cashback Offers on Recharges
Cashback offers are always loved by all. Paying for our bills and then receiving the complete amount back is something that no one can get enough of. Luckily there are many companies which are enlightening the customers with their 100% cashback offers. Searching for cashback offers like these on the internet is not easy, you will have to visit each and every partner site to see if there is an offer going on. This process is very time consuming and most of the time, we get redirected on the websites full of ads and fake promotions. Well, that’s what we are going to talk about here. We have curated a list of some of the best 100% cashback offers that is active right now. No need to jump from one site to another for Rechargeitnow coupons and other deals when we cover all the latest cashback offers in just one article.

Reliance Jio “Happy New Year” 100% cashback offer

Reliance Jio “Happy New Year” 100% cashback offer
Reliance Jio in partnership with Ajio made a remarkable announcement of 100% cashback offer on their Jio recharge plan of Rs.399. The operator made this announcement on their official site. This offer will remain active till 31st of January 2019. As per the report, customers will receive the cashback offer in form of Ajio coupon. You can use it to purchase Ajio products.

10 things to know about this offer:
  • The 100% cashback offer by Jio is applicable on their Rs. 399 plan and every customer can make use of this offer.
  • Customers who recharge their Jio number with the Rs. 399 plan after 29th of December and prior to 1st of March will be able to use this offer.
  • You can avail this offer through Reliance official and channel retailer outlets too.
  • This offer is valid for both new and old users
  • Once you do the recharge, you will receive the cashback in the form of a coupon. You can check for the coupon in MyCoupons section on your MyJio app and can redeem the coupon while purchasing garments or accessories using AJIO application or website.
  • You can redeem the offer before the 31st of March.
  • Offer is applicable only once per user
  • You can combine one offer with another offer by AJIO.
  • Offer is applicable on the basis of the availability of the products during the time of purchase. 
Airtel’s 100% cashback offer
Airtel’s 100% cashback offer
Airtel has also announced an attractive offer for their customers too. This offer is valid for prepaid customers only. You can open “My Airtel App” on your smartphone and avail the offer right away or you can also visit Couponscurry to activate the offer. Once, you recharge your Airtel number with Rs. 399, you will receive a cashback of Rs. 400.

How to avail 100% cashback offer?
  • Open your “My Airtel App” on the device
  • Click on the Rs. 399 recharge option
  • Recharge your number and soon 8 digital coupons worth Rs.50 will be credited to your account. 
  • You can use one digital coupon worth Rs.50 on your next recharge
Please note that you will be able to use only one digital coupon for every Rs.399 recharge after receiving the coupons. The Rs. 399 recharge pack will give you 1.4 GB of data per day and you will get unlimited calls as well. On top of that, you will also get 100 local and STD SMS/day for free.

Freecharge 100% cashback offer
Freecharge 100% cashback offer
The Freecharge 100% cashback offer is valid for the first-time users only, here’s how to redeem it:
  • Visit Freecharge and create an account
  • Select the operator and the amount of recharge or the amount of bill.
  • After entering the amount use the promo code NEW75.
  • Complete your transaction and within some time, you will receive your cashback.
Some of the guidelines to follow:
  • This offer is valid for new users only.
  • There is no minimum transaction amount
  • Maximum cashback amount is Rs. 75
  • Look for Freecharge promo code
  • NEW75 is the promo code to be applied
Paytm offer: 200 users every hour will get 100% cashback 
Paytm offer: 200 users every hour will get 100% cashback
How can Paytm miss any chance to enlighten its users? Yes, Paytm as well, has a 100% cashback offer. Here are the terms and condition that you need to know:
  • Only 200 lucky users will get the 100% cashback offer every hour.
  • You can use the promo code to pay a payment or for recharge
  • A maximum of Rs. 200 will be credited to the users.
  • No minimum value is applicable
  • Use the promo code LUCKY200 after your enter the recharge amount.
  • You will receive the cashback within 24 hours.
  • Winners will be chosen automatically.
These are the top 4 100% cashback offers. Some of them are available for a limited period. Avail them as soon as you can and make the best use of these New Year Offers. Don’t forget to visit Couponscurry to avail similar and genuine offers and coupons.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Google Pay : Get Rewards for sending money and paying your bills

Google Pay : Get Rewards for sending money and paying your bills
Google launched it's UPI app "Tez" on 17th Aug 2017 and within a few weeks it got very popular among the users. Reason was, it's rewards and referral program. It was giving Rs.51 to the referred person and the person who referred the user to install the app. Along with this, it was giving surprise money to users for transacting with other Tez users.
Later, on 28th August 2018, Tez was rebranded as "Google Pay". After rebranding the name, it started offering huge amount (Rs.201) for referring users, although the odds of winning money through scratch cards which it gives for sending money to other Google Pay users decreased. But to make Google Pay more rewarding, google added bill payment and recharge services to Google Pay. For paying bills and doing recharges, it gives assured rewards. If you still haven't installed Google Pay, I recommend you trying it once as it is one of the best UPI apps available after PhonePe which is easy to use and has great cashback options which get credited directly in your bank account. Follow the steps given below to get started with Google Pay:

1. Click this link to install Google Pay in your phone. Make sure you are installing Google Pay for the first time in your phone.
2. After installing Google Pay in your phone, launch the app and sign up using your mobile number which is linked with your bank account. The SIM card must be there in the phone in which you have installed Google Pay.
3. After signing up for Google Pay account, check on the top right corner on the screen to open the menu and check if my referral code is applied in your Google Pay account. If not, apply the referral code : 3h5AZ
4. Now on the top left of the Google Pay screen, you would see the option to link your bank account. Tap over it and link your bank account in Google Pay to receive reward money and use the account for your transactions done for bill payments and recharges. Create your UPI PIN and always remember it because this PIN would be used to do transactions on any UPI platform.
5. After you link your account and apply referral code, you should see my photo as shown in the screenshot below. Just click on the photo, tap "Pay" and do a transaction of Rs.1 only. After successful transaction of Rs.1, you would get Rs.51 instantly in your linked bank account. Alternatively, you may tap over "Pay" option and send Rs.1 to UPI address ashutoshkushwaha22@okhdfcbank to get your sign up reward.
send money

6. To check your rewards, you may click on "Rewards" option in Google Pay app and to know about the ongoing offers, click "Offers" option.
rewards earned in google pay

7. That's it. You can earn good amount of rewards everytime you send money to other Google Pay user or pay your bills or do recharges using Google Pay.

Old Post (Tez) Link with screenshots:

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

How to send WhatsApp message to a number without saving it in your phone

How to send WhatsApp message to a number without saving it in your phone
WhatsApp is a very popular application which has replaced the text messages. You can find WhatsApp in almost every phone. It is easy to use, free, and supports voice and video calls as well. To be able to send a message to someone using WhatsApp, you need to save the mobile number of the target person and then it would appear in the list of your whatsapp contacts. But sometimes, we just need to send one or a few messages to someone, for enquiry or any other purpose and we don't want to keep that person's number saved in our phone. So here is a very easy way to send WhatsApp message to anyone without saving their phone number. Just follow the steps below:

Method 1:
1. Open notepad or any other text editing application (I prefer Notepad++).
2. Copy the following code and paste it in the notepad.
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
<br />
<br />
<b>Enter Target Mobile Number With Country Code.<br />
(Don't Add "+" Symbol Before The Country Code.)<br />
Example: 918960090888
<br />
<br />
<form action="" method="get">
<input type="text" name="phone" placeholder="Enter Mobile Number" value=""><br><br>
<input type="text" name="text" placeholder="Enter Your Message" value=""><br><br>
<input type="submit" value="Submit">
<b>Made by <a href="" target="_blank">PC Tricks Guru</a></b>
3. Save the notepad file as whatsapp.html
4. Copy this file in your phone and open it. If asked, choose chrome or any other browser in your phone to open it.
5. After opening this html file, type the number of the person (use the country code before the number without the "+" symbol) you want to send a WhatsApp message and in the message box, type the message and click "Submit" button.
6. That's it, you would see that WhatsApp will be launched and your message is ready to be sent to the target number.

Method 2:
If you are feeling lazy to type the code and saving html file etc, I have created a separate page which you can directly open in your phone and use it to send WhatsApp message to anyone without saving their number. Click Here to open the dedicated page.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

How to recover files deleted by Windows 10 October 2018 Update aka v1809 update

recover files deleted by Windows 10 October 2018 Update aka v1809 update
Microsoft recently rolled out its Windows 10 October 2018 update which changes the Windows version to 1809 but things didn't go well, as expected. It is not a new thing when Microsoft Windows 10 updates messes with the PCs so I'm actually not too surprised if the update deleted the user files. Recovering files deleted by Windows 10 October 2018 Update is getting hard for users and Microsoft both. After the complaints received by users, Microsoft paused the update and stared working on the fix. The bug has been fixed and Microsoft is testing it among the insiders to get more feedback from the insiders.
It is strange that the bug was already reported to Microsoft months ago by so many Insiders but without paying attention to the reports, Microsoft rolled out the update which caused data loss for many users. As Microsoft says, the data loss issue was tied to a Windows 10 feature known as "Known Folder Redirection". Because of the malfunction of this feature, new folders like "Documents", "Pictures" etc were created and the old folders were erased which took away the data stored in those folders. Microsoft representatives say that Microsoft Tech Support team has tools to recover the data but the truth is, the Tech Support guys are completely clueless about any such tool. In Microsoft, tech support guys aren't allowed to use any third party software which makes it really difficult for them to fix the issues quickly. For example, if your PC runs slow, Microsoft Tech Support executive would use "System Internal Tools" provided by Microsoft but that is not very effective. You can speed up your PC just in 5 minutes if you use any third party tool like AVG PC Tuneup Utility. But let's not talk about these things, let's know how to recover your deleted files:

Recover files deleted by Windows 10 October 2018 Update

As per my knowledge, if you try to perform system restore or switch back to previous version of Windows, you won't get your files back deleted by the Windows 10 October 2018 update, but still you are in luck because you can use a few tools, or better to say, data recovery tools to bring your files back from the dead. There are so many free and paid data recovery tools available in the market so it is upto you that whether you want to use the free software or the paid one. If you want to use the free tool, I would recommend using "Piriform Recuva". This tool can really be a life saver for the users who lost their files because of the Windows 10 October 2018 update. Not only this, you can recover any other file too which you accidentally deleted and is no longer available in the recycle bin. You can use "Wise Data Recovery" too as an alternative and this tool also is available for free.

If you want to go for the paid software, you may use "OnTrack EasyRecovery Professional" software. This is a great software which can recover big files too. As an alternative, you may use "EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro" and "Disk Drill Professional" software too.

One more way is there which doesn't work most of the times, but you may give it a try. Just right click on the Documents folder and click "Restore Previous Version" and check if your have any old version of the folder available. If yes, then select the old version from the list and click "Restore".

If you use any of these tools to recover your files, I'm sure you would get your data back which was deleted by the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. I'd recommend using the free tools which I mentioned in the post to make sure that your data is still recoverable. Because using the affected PC would replace the recoverable files and make it difficult to recover them. So avoid using the PC if the files were deleted and run the data recovery tools as soon as possible to avoid the permanent loss of your data.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

How to find the contact details of employees of any company

How to find the contact details of employees of any company
Suppose you want to send an email to a responsible person of any company but you don't have their email address and even after searching on Google, you still couldn't find the email address of that particular person or his colleague. Well, in this post, I'll tell you a way to access the contact details (emails, social media profiles and phone numbers too, if available) of employees of multinational companies like Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn etc just in a few seconds. Doesn't it sound cool? Follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Open your chrome browser and open clearbit connect from THIS LINK.
clearbit connect

2. After opening the link, click "INSTALL FOR GMAIL" and a new tab will open which will open chrome webstore where you will be asked to install clearbit extension. Click "ADD TO CHROME" and install the extension in your browser.
add clearbit connect to chrome

3. After the extension gets installed, open gmail and compose an email. In the email compose box, you should see the clearbit connect icon, click on it.
clearbit connect icon in gmail

4. If you are asked to select a plan, select the free plan. After that, authorize the extension to access gmail contacts.
choose free plan

5. Now when you click the clearbit connect icon in the gmail compose box, your should see a search bar. Suppose you want to know the email address of Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella, search for Microsoft in the search bar and there you would see the list of the employees of Microsoft. Look for Satya Nadella and click on his name. That's it, you would see his email address and social media profile links.
search for email of Satya Nadella
6. In the same way, you can check the emails of employees from any company.

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Windows 10 April 2018 Update : New Features

Windows 10 April 2018 Update : New Features
Windows 10 April 2018 update is already out for the Windows 10 devices and it has got some great improvements over the previous versions of it. If you have still not received the update, open settings and check for the update manually to get the update and if the update is still not available for your PC, you may download and install it manually using Windows 10 update assistant.
I installed the update in my laptop and the installation went smooth and I didn't notice and errors or bugs during the installation. The previous windows updates, especially monthly cumulative updates caused lots of problems during installation but the Windows 10 April 2018 update (Feature update to Windows 10, version 1803) installed easily.
After it got installed, It's welcome screen opened with Edge browser and I noticed improvements in display resolution and windows graphical elements. The new Windows 10 April 2018 update has a few new features as well which I'll mention below. With this update, Microsoft has removed a few features too which you can check In This MS Document. Let's have a look on what's new in Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

Timeline replaces the familiar "Task View" button that shows what apps are currently running. Timeline as well, shows the list of what apps are running and along with that, it shows the history of activities and apps you've used in the past 30 days. These activities and apps sync across multiple devices and you can easily pick the same activity in any device you are signed into with your Microsoft account.

This feaure of Windows 10 is like speech to text but is more accurate and easy to access. If your computer's default language is set to English-US, you can use the dictation feature by pressing Windows + H keys together. If you have a good mic, you can write a whole document just by speaking the sentences. I'm impressed with the accuracy of the dictation tool, it is amazing (you should have a clear English accent to use this feature efficiently)

Google chrome has added this feature recently, and Microsoft also brings the feature to it's Edge browser with April 2018 update. Using this feature, you can mute loud and annoying websites (with autoplay enabled video ads). Edge certainly seems to be a better option for browsing the web with this feature, but still it couldn't compete with chrome and requires improvements.

In windows 10, you might have noticed that scaling some of the apps in windows 10 makes them blurry. With this update, Microsoft has fixed the issue and the apps will be auto adjusted to look sharp and clear even after scaling them or changing the monitor.

This is a great feature that has been added in Windows 10 April 2018 update. You can now set input and output devices per application. For example, you can set your woofers for Spotify app and can set headphones for browser. In the same way, you can set your desk mic for podcasting app and studio mic for your music recording software at the same time.

Microsoft has added quick notification for pairing Bluetooth accessories. Whenever a Bluetooth peripheral would be in range, Windows will produce a notification to quickly connect to the Bluetooth peripheral (such as Bluetooth mouse).

Windows defender scan notifications are really annoying sometimes and with this update, Microsoft has reduced these notifications. You can now suppress these notifications and get rid of the windows defender notifications after every successful scan.

This is a feature similar to Apple's AirDrop that allows you to share files with nearby Bluetooth enabled devices. Nearby sharing lets you easily share website, photos or documents to any nearby Windows 10 machine. This feature is disabled by default in Windows 10 and you can enable it from settings.

Microsoft's "Quiet Hours" is now "Focus Assist". It is same as the Airplane Mode of Android. Focus Assist will mute all the notifications when you are busy and don't want to be disturbed. You still have a choice to allow particular apps of your choice to show notifications while the Focus Assist is active.

With Windows 10 April 2018 update, you can customize graphics performance per game. Using this feature, you can set games to High Performance or Power Saving. This feature is useful if you want to play a game allowing it to use limited graphics resources to save battery.

If you have installed the new Windows 10 April 2018 update, share your experience with it in the comments. If there are any issues with your PC after installing it, please let me know and I'll try to get some troubleshooting steps to fix those issues.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Fix Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4088776 Installation Error

Fix Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4088776 Installation Error
In recent Windows 10 cumulative updates (like, KB4088776), people are facing a lot of problem with the installation of the cumulative updates. It gets downloaded but at the time of installation, it fails with different error codes (0x800f0900, 0x800f081f, 0x80070002, 0x80240034 etc). I've checked Microsoft forums and found that the issue is still unresolved and Microsoft says that it would release the fix for it soon but still there are no fixes released for the errors. I had the same issue with my own laptop and it was really frustrating that after the installation attempt of the KB4088776, my laptop froze and it became so unstable that I had to reinstall Windows. After testing some troubleshooting steps, I finally made it and was able to install the update successfully. Here are the steps I followed and you should try them too if you had the issues with Windows 10 cumulative update installations. But before starting the troubleshooting steps, I recommend enabling DotNet 3.5 using the method I explained here: and It works for Windows 10 as well. I recommend you logging into Windows with microsoft account too before starting the troubleshooting. So when you are ready, follow the steps given below:

1. First of all, open cmd with admin and run the following command:
wusa /uninstall /kb:4054517
Running this command will uninstall the previous cumulative update from Feb 2018. I'm sure that Jan 2018 update also failed for most of the PCs but if you find any PC with Jan cumulative update already installed, you must uninstall that update too using the same command, just replace the KB number with the Jan 2018 update. Uninstallation will take some time so let the command uninstall the faulty KB updates, don't do anything, sit back and relax until the uninstallation of the Jan and Feb cumulative update is completed. If you are prompted to restart the computer, do it.

2. Now open cmd with admin and run the following command:
SC.exe config trustedinstaller start=auto
Now restart the computer.

3. Now the next thing to do is, open Windows group policy editor (open RUN and type the command gpedit.msc and hit enter). Now expand "Computer Configurations > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Updates". If you click on Windows Updates, at the right side of the policy editor window, set the following properties to "Disabled" by double clicking on them and choosing the Disable option.
a) Allow Automatic Updates Immediate Installation
b) Configure Automatic Updates
gpedit.msc group policy editor

4. After setting both of these properties as Disabled, open the cmd with admin rights again and run the following commands one by one:
net stop wuauserv 
net stop cryptSvc 
net stop bits 
net stop msiserver
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old 
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

Note: While running C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old command, you might get "Access Denied" error. "ren" command is used to rename any folder in DOS, and So don't worry if you get this error, because DataStore folder in the SystemDistribution folder is always in use by existing windows processes, so you can delete or modify it. So open C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder and delete all the contents (DataStore might not get deleted, so don't mess with that) within the folder.

4. Now in the cmd window, run the following commands one by one:
net start wuauserv 
net start cryptSvc 
net start bits 
net start msiserver

5. Now don't check for updates from the settings, because it will mess up the SoftwareDistribution folder. Download the msu installer for KB4088776 update from:

6. After finishing the download, go offline, if possible and then start the installation of the downloaded msu file.

7. The installation will take about 4 to 5 minutes (or more) and finally it will end up with the successful installation of the KB update.
Fix Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4088776 Installation Error

8. Now restart the computer and check for the updates history, you will see that KB4088776 has been installed and you will see that there are no updates pending if you check for windows updates.

9. Now restore the changes made in step 3.

NOTE: Follow the steps exactly in the way I told to avoid any errors. In a few PCs, During restart, you might face a blank screen issue after windows boot up but no need to panic, the blank screen would be there for about 10 minutes and then it would never appear again. If you have installed any Antivirus, I recommend uninstalling it completely. After the troubleshooting, you may reinstall it. But if you don't have the key for Antivirus, you should disable it instead of uninstalling it. In my PC, I was using AVG free version and I performed all these troubleshooting steps after removing AVG completely.

That's it. I hope these steps would resolve the Windows 10 Cumulative update installation issues. Keep visiting PC Tricks Guru for more tips and tricks.

Friday, 9 March 2018

How to bring back Classic Photo Viewer in Windows 10

How to bring back Classic Photo Viewer in Windows 10
Windows 10 is a feature rich operating system by Microsoft and it has lots of new features and apps. "Photos" is the new photo viewer in Windows 10 that has replaced the classic photo viewer in Windows 10. Personally, I don't like the new Photos app and would prefer the old photo viewer instead, because it was fast and had simple layout. So if you are also the one who likes the old photo viewer of Windows, I'd tell you a simple way to bring the old photo viewer back in Windows 10. You need to follow the steps given below to enable the old photo viewer in Windows 10:

1. Open notepad and copy and paste the following code in notepad window and save the file as photoviewer.reg (make sure that you use the .reg extension so that we could merge this file in windows registry)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

2. Now run the photoviewer.reg and merge it with windows registry.
3. Now, right click on any image file and click OPEN WITH.
4. It will open the list of image viewer applications installed in your computer. If you don't see the classic photo viewer there, click "Choose Another App" then "More Apps".
5. From the extended list, you can find Photo Viewer. Click on that and set as the default photo viewer.
How to bring back Classic Photo Viewer in Windows 10
6. Now click Apply and then OK.

That's it. You can follow the steps (step 3 to 6) for any image file, e.g. JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG etc. For more tips and ticks, keep visiting PC Tricks Guru.

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