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How Do I Fix Invalid Value for Registry Error When Opening Photos



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Many users complained that they see the invalid value for registry error when opening JPEG pictures after upgrading their PC from the previous version of Windows to Windows 10. When they try to view the JPEG image in the photo app, they also receive the invalid value for registry error.
How to fix invalid value for registry error when opening photos in Windows 10/8/7?
Step 1. Recover Missing Photos Before Fixing Invalid Value for Registry Error
Firstly, download MiniTool Photo Recovery, install it on your computer, launch it, and then click Start button at the bottom right-hand corner to start photo recovery.
Secondly, select the drive you want to recover data from and then click Scan button to start the scanning process.
Finally, when the scanning process is completed, you can see this scan results in a tree view as shown below. The types of recovered files are displayed in the left list. Now, choose one type from the list and view its detailed items. Next, double click on the pictures to preview them one by one, and check all photos you want to recover. And then, click Save button. After that, click Browse to select a suitable place to store checked files.

Step 2. 3 ways to fix invalid value for registry error when opening photos in Windows 10/8/7.
Solution 1: Delete the older version of registry entries
①Log on to your PC as administrator. Press Windows key + R key together to open Run box. Type regedit in the box and hit Enter to open Registry Editor window. Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control.
②On Registry Editor window, use the left pane and navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\LocalSettings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Repository\Families.
③Scroll down on Families dialog, find and expand Microsoft.Windows.Photos… folder. If this folder contains 8 Microsoft Windows Photos App entries, it means that the outdated registry keys have been left intact after the application update.
④Once you spotted all outdated version keys, right click on them one by one and select Delete.
⑤Finally, close Registry Editor and restart your PC, the "Invalid Value for Registry" problem might be fixed by that.
Solution 2: Uninstall the photos app or any app that is causing the issue and then re-install it
Click the Start button located on the lower left corner, type PowerShell, then right click on PowerShell and choose Run as administrator.
In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press Enter to Uninstall Photos App.
Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
After it has been uninstalled; type the following command in PowerShell and press Enter to reinstall it.
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Type Exit to close this window.
Finally, reboot your PC to save the changes.
Solution 3: Clear Windows Store cache with WSReset.exe
Open the Run menu box by pressing Win + R keys on the keyboard.
Type WSReset.exe in the text box and press Enter key to start the process.
Windows Store will open and you'll get a conformation message saying that: The cache for the Store was cleared. You can now browse the Store for apps.

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