If your Windows 10 Photos app is slow to open & takes a long time to load, or if it is or not working at all, then fix the problem by following these suggestions. In Windows 10 Microsoft replaced Windows Photo Viewer with the Photos app. While it’s a great app, it may give you problems at times.
Windows 10 Photos app is slow to open
If you face this issue, here are a few things you can do:
- Repair or Reset Photos app
- Reinstall Photos app.
1] Repair or Reset Photos app
The very first thing you should do it to reset the Photos app on your Windows 10 machine. To do this, open Settings panel > Apps > Apps & features tab. Now, scroll down and find out Photos and select the Advanced options.
From the next screen, first, try to Repair it and see. If it does not help, click on the Reset button to initiate the process.
It may take few moments to complete the process, and your Windows Store app will be reset to its default settings.
2] Reinstall Photos app
PowerShell is a convenient tool when you need to uninstall any pre-installed app in Windows 10. To do so, open Windows PowerShell with administrator privileges and enter this command-
Then, note down the full package name of Microsoft.Windows.Photos . In my case you will see:
Now enter this following command next and hit Enter-
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2017.35071.13510.0_neutral_split.scale-125_8wekyb3d8bbwe | Remove-AppxPackage
Once the app is installed, open Windows Store and search for Microsoft Photos and install that app right from the Windows Store.
Alternatively, you may use our 10AppsManager uninstall, reinstall Windows 10 preinstalled Store apps easily with a click.
These two solutions should help you solve the slow Photos app issue in Windows 10.
However, if the problem persists, you may enable Windows Photo Viewer and set it as default photo opener.