Are you trying to open up a picture on your Windows 10 PC and you get an error message saying File system error message with an error code at the end? This Photos app File System error issue is more common than you might think.
In this article, we will explore some of the best methods that worked when other Windows 10 users encountered this issue.
How to fix easily fix File system error in Photos app? First off, try repairing or resetting the Photos app from the Settings app. If that doesn’t work, you might have to change certain permissions in your registry related to the Photos app.
How can I fix the Photos app File system error?
1. Repair the Photos app
If you’re getting File system error in Photos app, try repairing the Photos app. You can do that by doing the following:
- Click on Start > Settings.
- Navigate to Apps.
- Search for the Microsoft Photos app in the list, select it, and click on Advanced options.
- In the Advanced options window, scroll down and select Repair.
- The process of repairing your Photos app will start, and as soon as it is over, you will see a checkmark next to the Repair button.
- This should resolve the Photos app File System error. If that’s not the case, move to the next step.
2. Reset Photos app
If the File system error is still there, you could try resetting the Photos app.
- Follow steps 1 to 3 from the first solution.
- In the Advanced options window, scroll down and select Reset.
- After this process is complete, you can try once again to open up the Photos app.
- This should resolve the Photos app File System error for good.
3. Use Registry Editor with Admin privileges
Note: It is recommended that you perform a backup your system before attempting to change any information in the Registry editor to avoid any issues
Note 2: Some of the information presented in this solution will vary on your PC depending on the number of times the app was uninstalled, reset, etc.
- Click on Cortana search box, and type regedit.
- In the list of results, right-click on it, and choose Run as administrator.
- This will open up the Registry editor.
- Navigate to
by using the navigation tree to the right of your screen.
- In this folder, check for the date of each of the entry by checking the date found in the name of the folders.
- The number of folders present under the Microsoft Windows Photos folder will vary depending on the number of uninstalls you performed in the past. In my case, there are only 3 folders available, each with the same version number. In some cases, there could be up to 8 entries of which some will have an older version.
- Delete the outdated entries found in the Microsoft Windows Photos folder ( the entries with smaller version numbers), and Restart your PC.
Note 3: In order to be able to delete the outdated key entries, you will need to follow these steps:
- Right-click on each entry > go to Permissions.
- Click Advanced.
- Change owner from System to Administrator (by typing in ‘Administrator’ and press OK.
- Set all rights to the key to be accessible by Administrator. Doing this will allow you to delete the keys.
- Repeat steps 1 to 3 of ‘Note 3’ for each of the outdated keys found in the folder Microsoft Windows Photos in the Registry Editor.
- After you’ve deleted all older versions of the keys, restart your computer and try using the Photos app again.
There you go, these are just a couple of solutions that can help you fix File system error in Photos app. Alternatively, you can contact Microsoft Support, here, and ask for the resolution. Let us know if this article helped you fix your issue by using the comment section below.
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