If you want to backup and restore Photos app settings in Windows 10, then you can follow this tutorial. Photos is a preinstalled app in Windows 10 that allows users to open and edit images within moments. If the Photos app is not working, you might want to uninstall/reinstall the app. Before you do that, you may want to back up your settings first.
How to backup and restore Photos app settings
To backup and restore Photos app settings in Windows 10, follow these steps-
- Open File Explorer on your computer.
- Navigate to Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder.
- Double-click on the Settings.
- Copy roaming.lock and settings.dat files.
- Paste it somewhere to move.
- Open Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder on the destination computer.
- Paste roaming.lock and settings.dat files.
First, you need to copy some files so that you can move them to your current PC to another computer. As the Photos is a preinstalled app and it comes from Microsoft Store, you may not find any entry in the Registry Editor.
To backup settings, you just need to back up some files from a specific location.
To get started, open the File Explorer, and navigate to the following path-
Alternatively, you can press Win+R to open the Run prompt, type the following path, and hit the Enter button-
In the Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder, you will find a sub-folder called Settings. After opening the Settings folder, you will find two files named roaming.lock and settings.dat. You need to copy these files and paste them somewhere.
For your information, you can move them from one computer to another as well.
After that, open the same Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder on the destination computer.
Now, you need to paste those files in the Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder.
You might face a warning when you go on to replace existing files. You need to click on the Replace the files in the destination option.