How to Fix Microsoft Photos app open very slowly in Windows 10


Hi, today we come here to solve a Microsoft photos app slow issue, the issue is: whenever we open any photo from computer, the Microsoft photos app open very slowly in Windows 10 and sometimes not responding, not showing anything (showing black screen), keeps spinning process circle sometimes.

how to fix microsoft photos app open slowly

This article will show you how you can solve this Microsoft photos app slow issue. There are three  options to do that. Let’s explore all them. The first one is: Fix this issue with Microsoft store Apps troubleshooter. The second option is: Repair and Reset the Microsoft photos app. Most probably the issue should be fixed after the second one. If it doesn’t fix then you could uninstall the Microsoft photos app completely from your computer and then reinstall it again from the Microsoft app store. This is the full and final solution to fix this Microsoft photos app all the issues. Follow the following step by step guide on how to fix the Microsoft photos open slowly issue. So let’s get started.

How to Fix Microsoft Photos App Open Very Slowly

Method 1: Repair and Reset Microsoft photos app.

  1. Click on Start menu and click on settings.
  2. Click on Apps  – the apps and features window will come up.
  3. In the apps and features, type photos in the search bar. The Microsoft Photos app will be searched.
  4. Click on Microsoft Photos app and then click on it advanced options.
    reset ms photos app
  5. In advanced options, you will get a repair button, please click on this Repair button and let it be completed.
    ms photo app repair
  6. After that, click on Reset button beneath the repair button and then it will ask you to press the reset button again for confirmation, please click on another Reset too.
    ms photo app reset

Method 2: Run Microsoft Store Apps Troubleshooter.

  1. Click on Start menu and then click on the settings.
  2. Click on update and security.
  3. Click on troubleshoot from the left side pane
  4. On the right side pane, scroll down and click on the Windows Store apps then click on run the troubleshooter on it. A troubleshooting wizard will come up.
    Windows Store App troublesoot
  5. Click on Next button and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting.
    run troubleshooter

Method 3: Uninstall and then Reinstall the Microsoft photos app.

    1. Press Windows + X key together to open the option menu.
    2. Click on “Windows Power Shell (Admin)
    3. Copy and paste or type the following command in the power shell:
      get-appxpackage *photos* | remove-appxpackage


    4. Press Enter key.
    5. Reboot your computer once. After reboot, your MS photos apps will be removed.

Reinstall Microsoft camera app

  1. Open the Microsoft Store app and search for the Microsoft Photos App (Official) and then reinstall it by clicking on install button.

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