Windows Photo Viewer Can't Open This Picture Error

Hello Friends today i have found an issues related Windows Photo viewer
(Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture)



This are some Ways to fix [ Windows Photo Viewer can’t open this picture’ ] problem

  • Update Windows Photo Viewer 

  • Open photo in different application (Which Supports all Format)

  • Convert image to different format

  • Turn off Encryption in image file


Update Windows Photo Viewer

Software updates can fix bugs and other issues. Therefor Updating System can Fix all the bugs and errors

Steps to update your Windows Photo Viewer :

  • Go to StartSettings > Update & Security Windows Update
or Directly Type Windows Update in Start Menu

Open photo in different application

Windows Photo Viewer supports only this file formats ( JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, BMP, DIB, and WDP ).

If the image file is of different format, open it in another supporting application. You can use Adobe Photoshop, IrfanView, Photo Retouch, ACDsee Photo Viewer etc.

This are some paid or unpaid software which can be use to view or edit photos

Convert image to different format

When an image file format is not supported by Windows Photo Viewer, you can convert the file to JPEG, TIFF, or PNG which can be viewed in Windows Photo Viewer.

You Can Use above given software to convert into  different file format.

Turn off encryption in image file

Try to fix this  issue by turning off encryption in the image file.

Steps to turn off encryption in photos:

  • Right click on the photo. Select Properties

Windows Photo Viewer Can't Open This Picture Error

  • Under the General tab, click Advanced

Windows Photo Viewer Can't Open This Picture Error

  • Unchecked the box before Encrypt Contents to Secure Data

Windows Photo Viewer Can't Open This Picture Error

  • Click OK

Now You Can View your image 


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