How do you open a png file

Hi Babs

My name is Andre Da Costa; an Independent Consultant, Windows Insider MVP and Windows & Devices for IT MVP. I'm here to help you with your problem.

Here is another way you can do it.

Point to a PNG file in File Explorer
Right click it

Click Properties
Under the General tab, click Change
Choose Photos

Click OK
Click Apply then OK
Try opening the PNG files

If that does not work, right click the PNG file, click Open with, click Paint to see if it opens.

Give this a try then:

Press Windows key + X
Click Windows PowerShell (Admin).

At the command prompt, type the following, hit Enter the restart.

get-appxpackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | remove-appxpackage

Check if it works, if not, you can try an alternative viewer such as the following:

Get IrfanView - Microsoft Store

Best regards,
Andre Da Costa
Independent Advisor for Directly

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