[Fix] JPG Metadata not displayed in File Explorer

File Explorer shows the EXIF information (e.g., the Camera model, Dimensions, etc.,) in the Details pane. However, on some systems, the metadata may appear completely empty.

jpg metadata empty

On some systems, if you rename the JPG file to JPEG, JPE, or JFIF, the EXIF data shows up correctly.

jpg metadata empty

The result is the same if you enable the metadata columns in the Details view of File Explorer. This may happen even though JPG files are associated with the default Photos app.


To fix the JPG metadata (EXIF) issue in File Explorer, do the following:

Open an admin Command Prompt.

Run the following command:

regsvr32.exe photometadatahandler.dll

You should see the following output:

DllRegisterServer in photometadatahandler.dll succeeded.

Log off and log back in.

That should take care of the issue.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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