Cannot open .png files in Windows 11 Home Version 22H2

asked 2023-01-03T05:32:03.54+00:00
Lindsay Fitzgerald 1 Reputation point

I all of a sudden cannot open ANY of my png files in this ridiculous version of Windows. (I have Windows 11 Home Version 22H2 on a 64bit laptop)

I have checked the default app setting, it is set to Photos.

I do not know why this is happening or how I can view my pngs.

My computer is up to date with the exception of this one that will not update for god knows what reason.....2022-12 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5021255) Install error - 0x80070002


Thank you.

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  1. answered 2023-01-04T11:25:03.647+00:00
    Limitless Technology 8,866 Reputation points


    Thank you for your question and reaching out. I can understand you are having query\issues related to .png can not open.

    1. Please try to reset or Repair Photos app.

    Open settings.
    Click on Apps and select Apps & feature from the left pane.
    Scroll down and select Photos App on the right pane.
    Click on Advanced option and then click on Reset or Repair.
    Restart the PC and check.

    1. Please try to Uninstall and reinstall Photos App.
      Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Remove-AppxPackage
      Then Open Microsoft Store and install the Photos app.
    2. Run sfc /scannow from elevated prompt.
    3. Run below DISM commands from elevated prompt.

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

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