This small app fixes images that have the issue:
Windows Photo Viewer can’t display this picture because there might not be enough memory available on your computer. Close some programs that you aren’t using or free some hard drive space (if it’s almost full), and then try again.
This problem with Windows Photo Viewer has been around for years and there isn’t a simple universal solution for it that works for everyone which is why I decided to build this app that can fix a single image or a folder full of images.
How to use the Photo Viewer Repair app
All you need to do is drag and drop the image or a folder of images into the app and press the repair button.