On Windows 10 operating system, we often get errors while opening image files. One such error is ‘Invalid value for registry’. The invalid value for registry error usually occurs while opening an image file. The error restricts users from viewing images from the built-in image viewer.

So, in this post, we have rounded up a few best methods to fix the ‘Invalid value for Registry’ JPEG error. However, before we proceed to the methods, let’s know why this error occurs.

The ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ is a pretty common Windows error which users get after upgrading Windows to a new version. What actually happens is that during the upgrade, few files of Windows Photos or Photo Viewer doesn’t get updated which leads to the error occurs.

How To Fix ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ Error From Windows 10

So, if you are also getting the ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ error while opening an image or video file, then you need to follow some of the simple methods given below.

1. Reset Photos App

Well, as we all know, there are chances that after the upgrade, not all files of Windows Photo Viewer or Photos app are updated. So, in this method, we need to reset the built-in Photos app to fix the ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ error. To Reset the Photos App, follow the steps given below.

Step 1. First of all, search for ‘System’ on the Windows 10 search bar.

Search for 'System' on the Windows 10 search bar
Search for ‘System’ on the Windows 10 search bar

Step 2. Now click on ‘Settings’ and under the Settings Page, select System > Apps & Features. There find ‘Photos’ app.

Select System > Apps & Features
Select System > Apps & Features

Step 3. Now click on Photos > Advanced Options. Under Advanced options, click on the ‘Reset’ button.

click on the 'Reset' button
Click on the ‘Reset’ button

Restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Resetting the Photos app will delete the old settings and cached data which will fix the ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ error.

2. Updating Drivers

Sometimes, outdated device drivers create problems like ‘Invalid Value for Registry’. So, before making any further changes, make sure to check and update all outdated drivers. Follow, some of the simple steps given below to update drivers on Windows 10 PC.

Step 1. In the first step, download & install Driver Booster on your Windows PC.

download & install Driver Booster
download & install Driver Booster

Step 2. Once done, open the app, and you will see an interface like below. Here you need to hit the ‘Scan’ button.

Click on the 'Scan' button
Click on the ‘Scan’ button

Step 3. Now you just need to wait for a few seconds until Driver Booster scans for the outdated drivers.

Step 4. Once done, it will show you the list of outdated drivers. Not just that, but it will also provide you the driver update links as well.

Click on the 'Update' button to update the outdated drivers
Click on the ‘Update’ button to update the outdated drivers

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can use Driver Booster to update all drivers at once.

3. Update Photos or Photo Viewer App

Sometimes, updating the Windows Photo Viewer app seems to fix the ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ error from Windows 10 computer. So, in this method, we need to update the built-in Windows Photo viewer tool to fix the error message.

  • Head to the Start > Settings > Update & Security
  • Under the Update & Security, click on Windows update and then select ‘Check for Updates’
  • Now select the option ‘Photo Viewer’ and then click on ‘Install Updates’
  • Now, wait until the update installs.

Once done, restart the computer to fix the ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ error.

4. Using Command Prompt

Command Prompt can fix almost all errors from your computer including the ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ error. Users just need to know how to use it well. Here we need to use the SFC Command to fix the Invalid Value For Registry error message.

Step 1. First of all, right-click on the ‘Windows’ button and then select the option ‘Command Prompt(Admin)’

Select 'Command Prompt(Admin)'
Select ‘Command Prompt(Admin)’

Step 2. This will open up the Command Prompt window with administrator rights. Now you need to enter the command: sfc /scannow

Enter the SFC Command
Enter the SFC Command

Step 3. Wait for few seconds until the scan completes. Once done, restart your computer.

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can use the built-in System File Checker (SFC) command to fix the ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ from Windows 10 computer.

5. Clean Windows Store Cache

Sometimes corrupted Windows Store cache also leads to the ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ error on Windows 10 computer. So, in this method, we need to clear the Windows Store cache to fix the Invalid Value For Registry error message. Here’s what you need to do.

Step 1. First of all, Press Windows Key + R on your computer. This will open up the RUN Dialog box.

Open RUN Dialog box
Open RUN Dialog box

Step 2. On the RUN Dialog box, type on ‘WSReset.exe’ and then press Enter.

type in ''WSReset.exe'' and hit the 'Enter' button
type in ”WSReset.exe” and hit the ‘Enter’ button

Step 3. Now Windows Store will open automatically, and you will see a message ‘The cache for the Store was cleared.’

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can clear Windows Store Cache to fix the ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ from Windows 10.

6. Using Data Recovery Tools

Well, if all of the above-mentioned methods have failed to fix the ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ error message, then you can consider data recovery tools. There are lots of Data Recovery tools available for the Windows operating system like FonePaw, EaseUS, Etc. You can use any of them to retrieve the damaged photo files. Below, we have shared a short tutorial of FonePaw Data Recovery which is one of the leading data recovery tools for Windows.

Step 1. First of all, download & install FonePaw Data Recovery on your Windows computer.

Step 2. Launch the tool and then select the Data Type which you want to recover. To check all image file type, select images and click on ‘Scan’

Select images and click on the 'Scan' button
Select images and click on the ‘Scan’ button

Step 3. Now, wait for few minutes until FonePaw Data Recovery scans for the recoverable files. Once done, it will show you the list of all images that can be recovered.

List of images
List of images

Step 4. Select the file types and click on ‘Recover’

Select the 'Files' and click on 'Recover'
Select the ‘Files’ and click on ‘Recover’

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can fix ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ by using FonePaw Data Recovery.

So, these are the best working methods to fix ‘Invalid Value for Registry’ from your Windows 10 computers. If you know any other working method to fix the error message from appearing, then let us know in the comment box below.



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