How to Fix Package Could Not Be Registered Error in Windows 10

Many Windows 10 users have been reportedly receiving the “Package could not be registered” error when trying to open an image file such as .PNG or .JPG.

Package Could Not Be Registered

Package Could Not Be Registered

Some of the causes of this problem include the installation of the image file being corrupt, the Microsoft Photos app being corrupt or any other System File supporting the application being corrupt.

The following methods may help in fixing this error on the Windows 10 Photos app:

– Reset the Microsoft Photos App
– Reinstall the Microsoft Photos app using Windows PowerShell
– Use the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter
– Use DISM and System File Checker
– Try a Third-Party App

See more: Windows 10 Won’t Open JPG or JPEG Files 

How to Fix Package Could Not Be Registered Error in Windows 10 Photos app

Method 1. Reset the Microsoft Photos App

1. Click Start and select Settings.

2. When Windows 10 Settings app opens, go to Apps > Apps & features.

3. Locate the entry of the Microsoft Photos app, select it and click Advanced Options.

4. Scroll down to click on the Reset button labeled.

Method 2. Reinstall Microsoft Photos app using PowerShell

Start Windows Powershell as an Administrator and then type in the following command to uninstall the Microsoft Photos app and then press Enter:

get-appxpackage Microsoft.ZuneVideo | remove-appxpackage

Wait for process to complete and then restart your computer.

You could also use CCleaner to uninstall the Windows 10 Photo with a click.

Execute the following command to reinstall the Microsoft Photos app and then press Enter.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.ZuneVideo | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Wait for process to complete and reboot your computer, open the image inside of the Photos app and see if the issue is gone.

Method 3. Use Windows Store Apps troubleshooter

1. Click on Start and select Settings.

2. Navigate to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.

3. Scroll down and click on Windows Store Apps, then Run the troubleshooter.

Alternatively, Microsoft has released a dedicated Microsoft Store apps Troubleshooter. Download from here and then run it.

Method 4. Use DISM and System File Checker

To fix any file corruption problem, we suggest you use DISM and System File Checker (sfc /scannow). Both inbuilt tools will replace system files with fresh copies.

1. To begin, open the Command Prompt as administrator.

2. Type in “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth” and press Enter. Wait for process to complete.

3. After that, type in “sfc /scannow” and press the Enter.

4. Once completed, reboot your computer and try again.

Method 5. Try a Third-Party App

There’s a handful of 5-star rated apps including Gimp, Paint.Net, XnView, and Irfanview. We believe you can find a more than suitable replacement.

Or you can also download and install the Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10 and go back to the classic photo viewer. Many users have been happy with this solution.

Hope something helps you.

How to Fix Package Could Not Be Registered Error in Windows 10
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