How do I set Photo app to open .webp files?

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Hi,

Through the two paths I know of to change default file type apps there is no way to set the photo app to open a file type. 

Can Microsoft please sort this out so that we can open new image types - like webp - with the app that we want. And why is the photo app hidden?

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Agreed. Even with the WebP photo extension installed, it's still not possible to choose the Photos app for opening WebP images.

 

You have this one installed @DeadStack?

@DeadStack omg how is this not a thing already!?

@DeadStack 

 

its because photo is not a executable, its a dll file.

 

"C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll"

 

utterly moronic ms bs

The executable is actually in the WindowsApp > Microsoft.Windows.Photos, welp but it still didn't work @windows11sux 

@scarlett1997 

 

looks like theres 2 photo apps.  the one i mentioned is the old one from a previous version of window that requires a registry hack to make it work.   

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/225844/how-to-make-windows-photo-viewer-your-default-image-viewer-on-windo...

 

the one in windowsapp is the one from windows store, if you set the folder permissions so that you can view the folder, you can just manually associate the .webp file with the executable.