Invalid value for Registry error while opening photos fix

Are you facing ‘Invalid value for registry‘ error when you are trying to open an image in Windows 10? You may encounter a similar error message trying to open photos, pdf, music, or any other kind of file. If you are receiving this error when you are trying to open an image, simply resetting the Photos application will solve this issue on your computer. Follow these steps to do so-

Fix 1 – Reset Photos App

1. Press Windows key+I to open the Settings window.

2. Scroll down and then click on “Apps“.


Apps Settings


3. Then, click on “Apps & features“.

4. After that, on the right-hand side of the Settings window, click on the Search box and type “Photos“.

5. Next,  simply click on the “Photos” from the search result and then again click on “Advanced options“.


Photos App Search


6. Now, Click on Repair to repair it.

Repair Photos=app

Now, try again, if it still does not work, then try to reset it.

7. Now, scroll down through the Photos settings and click on the “Reset” to reset the application to the default state.

8. Again, click on “Reset” to confirm the resetting process.


Reset Photos


Reboot your computer.

Once Photos application is reset, try to open the image again on your computer. This time you will be able to see the image.


Fix 2 – Using registry editor

1. Press the Windows key from your keyboard.

2. Then, type “regedit” and press the ‘Enter‘ key.


Regedit New Press Enter


3. Now, before doing anything with the registry editor, just Click on File > Export to take a backup and then proceed with the next step.

4. Go to the following path in the registry editor.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Repository\Families\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe

5. Now, delete every key present in the form of Microsoft.Windows.Photos …. from the expanded list.


Deletee Keys Photos Registry


Do not worry about the keys as they will again appear there once you close the registry editor and restart your PC. So, after that just Reboot your Computer.

Your problem should be fixed.

Fix 2 – Using SFC / SCANNOW

1. Search CMD in windows 10 search box and right-click on the “Command Prompt” and choose run as administrator.


Cmd Run As Admin Min


2. Now, type “sfc/scannow” and hit Enter key.


Sfc Scannow


Wait for the command to get executed fully.

Close the CMD window.