How to Fix Package could not be registered on Windows 10

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Several Windows 10 users have been complaining about a ‘Package could not be registered’ error while accessing image files like .JPG or .PNG. We all know most of all the users love to store images as .JPG files always. And it can be very frustrating when they are unable to open the files and view their photographs.

Whenever the user tries to access the .JPG file, the error pops up on their computer screen with a message: “Package could not be registered.” If you are someone who is dealing with the same issue, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we are going to show you some solutions that you can use to get rid of this error.

How to Fix Package could not be registered on Windows 10

Reasons behind the “Package could not be registered” issue on Windows 10:

Several Windows 10 users have been complaining about a 'Package could not be registered' error while accessing image files like .JPG or .PNG. We all know most of all the users love to store images as .JPG files always. And it can be very frustrating when they are unable to open the files and view their photographs.

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Before we move down to the solutions, let’s discuss what causes the “Package could not be registered” error. We have jotted down a list of possible reasons that can create the error on your Windows 10 computer.

  • Corrupted system files
  • The default photos app is faulty
  • Corrupted core photo files
  • Windows installation issue

Now that you have become familiar with the reasons, you can go through the solutions given below and see which one works for your computer.

Solutions to Resolve the “Package could not be registered” error:

Solution 1: Run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

Before moving down to the complex solutions, we advise you to run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter, it has repair strategies that you can use to resolve the error. So, follow the steps given below and run the Troubleshooter.

  • Press Windows key +R.
  • Type “ms-settings:troubleshoot” and press Enter.
  • The Troubleshooting tab will open up.
  • Click on the Windows Store Apps under the Find and Fix other problems section.
  • Now, select the Run the troubleshooter option.
  • Wait for the scanning process to complete.
  • If a repair strategy gets recommended, click on the Apply this fix option.
  • After you apply the fix, restart your computer. And then check for the error.

Hereafter the error comes up again, go to the next solution.

Solution 2: Update the Photos App

If any application on your computer starts showing error, then one of the solutions is to update it. To update the Photos app, follow the steps given below.

  • Go to the Microsoft Store.
  • You can find three horizontal dots at the top right corner. Click on the dots (more) icon.
  • Choose the Downloads and Uploads option.
  • Now, find the Photos App and look for any available updates.
  • After you install the updates, check if you can find the error again on the updated Photos app.

Solution 3: Reset the Photos App

Another quick way to fix the “Package could not be registered” error is by resetting the Photos app. As we have already mentioned, the Photos app can become corrupted, and that will give rise to the error on your computer. To resolve the error, follow these steps and reset the Photos App.

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Note: The process will reset your Photos App to factory settings, and you can lose some user settings in your application.

  • Go to the Start menu.
  • Choose the Settings option.
  • Click on Apps & features under the Apps section.
  • Find the Photos App
  • Choose the Advanced options and then click on the Reset button.
  • Now, the process will reset the App to its factory settings.
  • Then, restart your computer and check for the error.

Solution 4: Make the Photos App as the default app

You can easily solve this error by making your Photos App as the default app. If you don’t have the Photos app as a default, then this is the solution for you. Follow the steps given below and see if it can solve the error.

  • First, you have to right-click on any image file and click on its Properties.
  • Choose the General tab
  • Select the Change option.
  • Under the list of the App shown, click on the Photos.
  • Now, you have to choose OK and then click on Apply. In the Properties dialog box, press OK.

If the error comes up again, follow the next solution.

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Solution 5: Run the DISM and SFC Tools

Corrupted system files is the most common cause for the “Package could not be registered” error. So, to solve the issue, you have to take help of the Windows built-in tools like the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) and SFC (System File Checker) tool.

Here’s a quick guide on how to run the DISM and SFC tool.

  • Press Windows key +R.
  • Type “cmd” and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the Command Prompt window.
  • When the UAC (User Account Control) prompt arrives, click “Yes” to gain the administrative privileges.
  • Then, you have to run the command lines given below in the Command Prompt window. Remember to press Enter after each line.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • After the scan is complete, restart your PC and check for the error.
  • In case the error comes up again, run the SFC tool.
  • Again open a new Command Prompt window and run the following command line with administrative privileges.

sfc/scannow

  • To run an SFC scan, you don’t need an internet connection as it replaces the damaged files from a backup folder.
  • After the process is complete, restart your PC and check for the error.

In case the error shows up again, follow the next solution.

Solution 6: Reinstall the Photos App but using Powershell

From our investigation, we have concluded that uninstalling and then reinstalling the default Photos App using Powershell can solve the error. The process will clear all the files associated with the Photos App. Thus, the corrupted files will get properly removed. To learn the procedure, follow the steps given below.

  • Press Windows key +R.
  • Type “Powershell” and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
  • The elevated Powershell window will open up.
  • First, you have to uninstall the Photos app. So, run the following command- get-appxpackage Microsoft.ZuneVideo | remove-appxpackage
  • Press Enter.
  • After the process is complete, run the following command to reinstall the Photos App- Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.ZuneVideo | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
  • When you see the process is complete, restart your computer.
  • Check for the error by opening the file that was showing the error earlier. If the error exists, go to the next solution.

Solution 7: Perform Windows Repair Install

If none of the above-mentioned solutions worked for you, then you have to go for this final solution. The process of Windows Repair Install is very complicated, but it is better than the clean installation process. The Repair Install process will allow you to refresh all Windows components that might be causing the error on your computer. It will also let you keep all personal files like photos, videos, images, applications, etc.

JPG files are widely praised and a lot of users trust the file format to store images. But the “Package could not be registered” error started appearing, and it became very irritating for the Windows 10 users.

As there are many reasons behind the error, it was a bit difficult for the users to find out the solution. But to ease your worries, we have gathered all the best solutions in one place. Go through the solutions and follow the steps carefully. We hope you become successful in resolving the error. If you have any queries or feedback, please write down the comment in the below comment box.

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