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Let’s say you want to edit a file. You may want to give it a different name, move it somewhere else, or delete it altogether. There’s a problem, however; when you go to edit the file, Windows will tell you that another process has “locked” the file. As such, you’re not allowed to edit it. What’s going on?

Windows will naturally stop you from editing a file that’s already opened somewhere else. This is to protect it from being edited while another process is currently using it. For instance, if you open a Word document in Microsoft Word, Windows won’t allow you to delete the document while it’s open. Given how Microsoft Word is currently using the document, editing the file outside of Word may cause strange things to occur!

So let’s say there’s a file on your computer you want to edit, but Windows won’t let you. What do you do now?

What Does “Locked” Mean?

To clear things up; when we talk about a “locked” file in this article, we mean a file that is currently in use in another process. This then creates a “locked” file which you can’t edit outside of the process  currently using the file. This isn’t about files with a password lock on them or folders that deny you access due to insufficient security rights; these are different ways files can be “locked!”

If You Know the Process Locking the File Close the App Locking the File

If you’re lucky, Windows will let you know what app has locked the file. For instance, the above image shows a document locked in WPS Writer. If Windows tells you the process’ name, then it’s a simple case of finding the process in question and shutting it down. The solution in the above example is to find the WPS Writer window with this document open and shut it down. This then releases the lock on the file.

If You Don’t Know the Process

Unfortunately, sometimes Windows will claim the file is locked, but it won’t tell you what, exactly, is locking the file. This is especially infuriating, as there’s no obvious way to fix the issue. How can you shut down the process if Windows won’t tell you which one is the culprit? Thankfully, we don’t have to give up hope just yet; there’s still a few more tricks we can try.

Restart the PC

As a simple solution, restarting the PC also restarts all the processes on your computer. This means any process that’s currently hogging your file will be restarted and will hopefully relinquish its grip on your file. It’s not a fantastic solution as it does involve shutting everything down just to unlock a single file. As a quick and easy solution, however, restarting the PC will work the majority of the time.

Use LockHunter

If restarting your PC sounds like a hassle, don’t give up hope just yet! There are third-party tools you can use to unlock your files instead of having to restart every time. An easy-to-use solution is LockHunter which helps identify what is locking your files and unlocks them for you to edit.

LockHunter will then pop up and inform you of the process locking the file. You can then unlock the file if you’d like, but LockHunter also natively supports deleting and renaming the file through the app for an easier time.

Taking Back Control

When you want to edit or delete a file, it’s annoying to discover it’s currently being used by a process. Simply closing the process works most of the time, but when things get a little trickier, restarting the PC or using a third-party app can help.

Have you ever been plagued with locked files? Let us know below!

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How To Show Hidden Files And Folders In Windows 11/10

In this post, we will see how to show Hidden Files, Folders & Drives along with Protected operating system files in Windows 11/10/8/7, via File Explorer Options in the Control Panel or by using the Command Prompt and PowerShell.

On most days, you would not want to be bothered by the hidden Windows files on your computer. After all, the last thing that an average Windows user needs is some more data to deal with. On some rare instances though, or if you know what you’re getting yourself into, you may need access to these hidden files to make changes to Windows apps or system settings. These hidden files aren’t readily viewable when you open their parent folder(s) in the File Explorer. Ee will walk you through the steps needed to be taken to show hidden files and folders using the Explorer Options,  Windows Command Prompt and the PowerShell, two of the strongest methods for the purpose.

Show Hidden Files & Folders in Windows 11/10 via Explorer Options

You will have to open the Control Panel and then select the File Explorer Options in Windows 11/10. File Explorer Options is referred to as Folder Options in Windows 8.1/7.

To show Hidden Files, Folders & Drives on your Windows 11/10 computer:

Open File Explorer Options

Locate Hidden Files & Folders

Select the Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives option

You can also open File Explorer Options in Windows 11 as follows:

1] Launch File Explorer on Windows 11.

Alternative method via Explorer Menu bar

In Windows 10, open Explorer, select the View tab and toggle the Hidden items checkbox to short or hide files and folders.

For your information, you can also access the Change folder and search options box from here.

Unhide Protected operating system files

Show hidden files using Command prompt

The process here is pretty simple. Here are the steps you have to follow:

Open the start command and search for Command Prompt. Select to run it as administrator.

Make a note of the folder in which you want to look for hidden files. For the purposes of this article, we will be using the C:/ drive. Access your drive by using the change directory command cd. Our first command line will look something like

cd C:

Now, type out the following command line which will show you all the hidden files in the location that you’ve chose

dir /adh

This will show to you all the hidden files, in this case, in the C:/ drive. There are some other keywords that you can use with the dir command if there is some specific information you are looking for. They’re all to be used in a similar manner:

/a – this will show you only the hidden folders.

/a:d – this will show you all the directories.

/a:h – this will show only the hidden files.

/adh – (The one we’ve used) Gives you all the above information combined.

Let’s now talk about PowerShell and how this process can be replicated there.

Show hidden files using PowerShell

Open the Start Menu and search for PowerShell, run it as administrator. (You can do the same via the Power User Menu too.)

The process here is quite similar. Access the location of your choice with the change directory keyword cd. It is used the same way as it was in the Command Prompt.

Once you’re into the location, type the following command line which will display to you all the hidden files inside it.

dir -Force

You can browse through the hidden files in a folder inside the drive’s root folder by adding that folder’s name to the cd command. Eg., cd C:Program Files.

Once you’re inside this particular folder, type/copy the following command and press enter:

There is a strong chance that the above command line may return a very high number of hidden files and folders, making it impossible for you to actually read through them.

TIP: There is another way! You can use chúng tôi to change File Attributes, and/or show the hidden files.

This post will show you how to make a File or Folder Hidden or Read Only.

If you wish to, you can also list all the hidden files & folders on your Windows computer.


If you find that the Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives option is missing, then this registry tweak is sure to help you.

Alternatively, you could use our freeware FixWin to fix this problem. You will find the fix under its Explorer section.

How To Use And Troubleshoot Voice Typing In Windows

Windows 11 comes equipped with a Voice Typing feature, enabling you to enter text on a PC just by speaking the words. This tool employs online speech recognition powered by Azure Speech services. As a result, you will require an Internet connection and a working microphone to start using this tool. The following tutorial explains how to enable Voice Typing in Windows 11 and what to do if it is not working.

What Is Voice Typing and Why Should You Use It?

An average person can type around 40 words per minute, but we can speak around 130 words per minute, making voice typing a huge time saver.

Voice Typing can minimize hand muscle stress if your typing sessions last for many hours daily.

Voice Typing can help you achieve better accuracy, as your documents will not have spelling errors if you pronounce words correctly.

There is no restriction on where you can use Voice Typing in Windows. You can deploy the tool wherever you have a text box/window on your PC’s screen or inside a website/app.

How to Activate Voice Typing in Windows

Follow these steps to activate Voice Typing on your PC.

Open a word processor such as Microsoft Word or a text box on your PC.

Press Windows + H on your keyboard to open the Voice Typing tool.

Voice Typing also offers various commands to edit text quickly and boost productivity. They are compatible with all Voice Typing languages. For example, you can say “Pause Voice Typing” or “Pause Voice Mode” to terminate a Voice Typing session or say “comma” to add a comma to your dictation. Visit Microsoft’s website to see the complete list of commands.

How to Change Voice Typing Language

By default, Windows allows you to start dictating in English. However, you can easily switch to another language. Voice Typing supports up to 46 languages, including French, Spanish, Romanian, and Bulgarian.

Find the language you want to add to Voice Typing and follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

Once your chosen language is installed, you can easily switch Voice Typing languages by pressing Windows + Spacebar.

How to Fix Voice Typing Not Working

Use the troubleshooting methods below if Voice Typing fails to start or is misbehaving in any way.

1. Make Sure You’re Using the Correct Language

If you’ve selected an incorrect language, Voice Typing will not be able to identify your words. Therefore, you must select the correct language using the steps below.

Choose the language you want to use from the “Speech language” section. Also check the “Recognize non-native accents for this language” option if your chosen language is not your native language.

Alternatively, you can use the Windows + Spacebar shortcut to switch languages.

2. Check Whether Your Microphone Is Enabled

Voice Typing will not work if your Microphone is disabled, so you’ll need to turn it on.

Scroll down the right pane until you reach the “App permissions” section and select the “Microphone” tab.

Toggle on “Microphone access.” You may also want to enable the “Let apps access your microphone” option.

3. Troubleshoot Built-in Recording

Windows 11 has built-in troubleshooters for almost all hardware and software issues. Running its dedicated Recording troubleshooter can find and fix any issues preventing the Voice Typing feature from working. Even if it doesn’t fix the problem right away, the troubleshooter offers more details about the problem, which could lead to a solution.

Press the “Other troubleshooters” option.

You will see various options to troubleshoot on the right. Scroll down and choose “Recording Audio.”

Study the report to see whether there is an issue in recording audio and change settings accordingly.

4. Update Microphone Driver

A faulty microphone driver could cause Voice Typing to stop working. Therefore, you should check whether your microphone driver needs to be updated.

Press Windows + R to open the Run utility, then type “devmgmt.msc” to launch Device Manager.

Choose the “Search automatically for drivers” option.

If Windows cannot find a driver, you’ll have to download it from the manufacturer’s website on your computer first, then select the “Browse my computer for drivers” option and follow the on-screen instructions.

5. Update Your PC

A bug could cause an issue with Voice Typing. Updating your PC may fix the issue.

Frequently Asked Questions Why am I getting the 0x80049dd3 error code?

0x80049dd3 is a speech-to-text error code. You may encounter this error when using Voice Typing. Following the troubleshooting steps mentioned above will likely fix this error.

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Sandeep Babu is a tech writer. He loves writing on Windows, cybersecurity, privacy, and internet. Earlier, he was working as a publisher of QuickScream

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How To Use Quick Launch Toolbar In Windows 11

If you want to use the Quick Launch Toolbar on Windows 11 computer, then this post is sure to help you. Quick launch toolbar (or Quick access toolbar or Taskbar toolbar) helps to access or launch frequently used programs, files, folders, desktop, links, etc., from the taskbar (just before the system tray). In Windows 10, this is a native feature and you can easily create a custom toolbar to access a folder, program, etc. But, this functionality is removed in Windows 11 OS. Still, it is possible to create and add a taskbar toolbar of your choice that lets you access programs, folders, and files from the system tray of Windows 11.

While natively it is not possible to use a taskbar toolbar in Windows 11, this can be done using a free tool named TrayToolbar. Its system tray icon lets you access programs or items added to the quick launch toolbar created by you. You can see an example of a custom toolbar added to Windows 11 in the image above.

How to use Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 11

Use the following steps to use the quick launch toolbar on a Windows 11 computer:

Extract the ZIP archive into a folder

Run the TrayToolbar application file from the extracted folder. This tool will start running in the system tray. Microsoft Windows Desktop Runtime is needed to run this tool. If it is already installed on your computer, then you can use this tool directly. Otherwise, this tool will prompt you to download and install it

In the Options box, there is a Path field. In that field, provide a path where your frequently used program shortcuts are stored. Or else, you can first create a folder on the desktop or somewhere else, add shortcuts, files, and folders in that parent folder, and then provide the path of that parent folder. That will be more helpful to quickly access all the needed items

Just below the Path field, a Depth field is present that lets you set scan depth for the nested folder. The explanation of this option is not clear and you might not get what this option is used for, but as per the developer, it is recommended that the depth value should not be greater than 5

An Icon option is also present below the Depth field. You can toggle this option to show/hide icons for files that will be visible when you will access your quick launch toolbar

When Options are set, close that box

Re-launch the tool by running its application file

So, that is how you can configure this tool and use a quick launch toolbar on your Windows 11 computer.

This tool is not a replacement for the original quick launch toolbar feature because it doesn’t let you create multiple custom toolbars and it may not show all the items from the Programs folder. However, since Windows 11 don’t have this feature or it might not come ever, you can have the similar functionality of that feature using this tool.

Related: How to backup and restore Taskbar Toolbars in Windows.

Is Quick Launch available in Windows 11?

No, the quick launch feature that helps to add and access commonly used programs/folders from the taskbar is not available in Windows 11. This feature is available in Windows 10 OS. And, there is no news if Microsoft will bring back or add a similar feature in Windows 11. If you want to access frequently used programs or applications from the taskbar, then all you can do is pin those programs to the taskbar. This is the only native feature that lets you open your favorite or frequent programs from the taskbar.

How do I get the quick access toolbar in Windows 11?

Quick access toolbar or quick launch toolbar is not a part of Windows 11 OS. Still, if you want to use a custom taskbar toolbar in Windows 11, then you can use a free and third-party tool called TrayToolbar. This tiny tool provides functionality similar to the quick launch toolbar. You can provide a path to a folder that includes program shortcuts, files, sub-folders, etc., and then access all those items from the taskbar with the help of this tool. We have explained everything related to this tool in the post above.

Hope it is helpful.

How To Install And Use Python In Windows 11

If we go by definition, a programming language is a language that allows us to communicate with a computer system. The first step that one takes after starting a coding journey is learning a programming language.

There are many languages available, like C, C++, Java, etc., that you can learn, but for this guide, we’ll talk about Python. Let us look at why Python should be your first language as a beginner and how you can install and use it on your Windows 11 PC.

Why Should You Prefer Python Over Other Languages?

Due to many reasons, developers and learners around the globe prefer Python over any other programming language. Here are some of them:

Syntax Simplicity:  Python is known for its simple and easy-to-understand syntax. Also, in Python, you write code for any complex problem in fewer lines when compared to any other language. Lesser lines of code also increase the overall code’s efficiency and make the code less prone to errors.

Rich Library and Framework Ecosystem: Python boasts a vast library ecosystem with thousands of source libraries and frameworks. You can use these libraries with a wide range of domains like website development, data analytics, machine learning, scientific computing, etc. Python’s library has pre-coded features and functions that are ready to use with any Python project. Thus, using libraries can also save you time and effort.

Versatility: Python is a highly versatile language that supports multiple programming standards like procedural, object-oriented, and functional programming. Its flexibility allows you to choose the best suitable approach for your project and adapt as needed. Because of its versatility, Python is one of the best choices for building complex applications or integrating with existing projects.

Development: The speed of development with Python is rapidly fast when compared with other programming languages. Fewer lines of code, simplicity in the syntax, and the rich ecosystem for libraries and frameworks are the reasons behind Python’s rapid fast development speed. The fast speed is beneficial for startups, research projects, and time-limited projects.

Community Support: Python’s community is known for its helpfulness and its extensive documentation. You can find a wealth of resources, tutorials, and forums that can assist any developer, from experienced to novice.

Cross-Platform Compatibility: With cross-platform support, you can design the code for one OS in Python and run it on all the other supported platforms without any significant modifications.

Career Opportunities: Last and one of the most important things is the demand for language in the job market. Python gives you a wide range of career opportunities in areas like web development, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc. 

The above points make Python a compelling choice over other programming languages. Doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced dev; with the powerful and enjoyable programming experience that Python offers, you can achieve your goals more efficiently and effectively.

How to Install Python in Windows 11

Before installing Pything on your Windows 11 PC, here are some prerequisites that you should ensure that your computer has:

CPU with a clock speed of 1GHz or more

2GB or more available RAM

At least 32GB of free disk space

Internet connection

An IDE to write, run or debug Python code

Once you have all the things ready, let’s start the process. The first thing to do is download the Windows 11 installer for Python on your system. Follow these steps, to download the latest version of the Python installer on your computer:

1. Head to Python’s official download page.

The size of the file will be around 25MB. If you want to download an older version of Python, scroll down, and you can see the list of all the versions along with the current status( beta, stable, bug fixing, etc.). Once the download completes, locate the file in the File Manager app and follow these steps:

Now, wait for the installation to finish as it can take a minute or two, depending upon the specs of your computer, but once it’s done, it’s time to check if Python is correctly installed on your PC or not.

To do that, open the Command Prompt app on your computer, type the following command, and if you get an output like the one shown in the image below, Python is installed on your system with the correct settings.

python --version

How to Use Python in Windows 11

Here are three ways in which you can run Python codes on your Windows 11 computer:

Using Command Prompt

Follow the given steps to run your Python Code using the Command Prompt app.

1. Launch the CMD app, type Python, and press the enter key.

Using Python IDLE

If you’re not someone who enjoys using a command line interface, you may not like running codes in the Command Prompt app. Therefore, the next way to write and run a Python program is using the Python IDLE, that was installed on the system along with Python. Here’s how you can write and run codes on the Python IDLE:

1. Launch the IDLE app on your computer.

3. After writing the program, press the enter button on your keyboard, and you can see the output in the next line.

Using an IDE

Command Prompt app and Python IDLE are good for beginners, but once you start project development in Python, using an IDE will be a more beneficial option. An IDE or Integrated Development Environment will provide you with more features like auto-code completion, lining, debugging, profiling, etc., along with a better overall app user interface.

If you need help with the installation and setup of an IDE, check our guides on installation IDEs like VS Code, NetBeans, IntelliJ, and Eclipse. For this guide, we’ll demonstrate how you can run your Python code in the Visual Studio Code IDE.

1. Launch VS Code on your Windows 11 PC.

3. Name the file with anything you want, but don’t forget to add the Python extension (.py) at the end of the name.

5. After creating the file, write the code in the given section.

7. After running the code, you can see the output in the Terminal below.

Develop Projects Using Python on Your Windows 11 PC

Installing and using Python on Windows 11 is a straightforward process that may open a world of possibilities for you. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can install and set up Python with the correct settings, along with verifying the installation and start writing and running Python code on your Windows 11 PC.

Moreover, whether you choose an IDE or a command line interface, Python offers immense flexibility and a rich ecosystem of libraries to support your coding journey.

How To Use 3D Viewer App In Windows 11

In this post, we will help you use the 3D Viewer app in Windows 11/10. It is developed by Microsoft Corporation for users to view a 3D model as well as animations in real-time. The app has two main features; 3D Viewer and Mixed Reality mode. While the 3D Viewer feature is handy for viewing 3D models with different themes, shading modes, environments, lighting controls, etc., the Mixed Reality mode lets you put a 3D model into the real world using a webcam and record it or take a picture of it.

This app was launched as View 3D app and then became Mixed Reality Viewer. Now the app is rebranded and a new name 3D Viewer is given to it along with many improvements, a changed interface, and useful options. You will have options to adjust the color of light for the 3D object, toggle Property Panel, Animation Panel, control with Surface Pen, and more. Let’s take a deep look at the app.

How to use the 3D Viewer app in Windows 11/10

If you want to use the 3D Viewer app in Windows 11, you need to install it from Microsoft Store. It doesn’t come with special requirements so it can be installed without a hassle.

When you open the app interface the very first time, you will see a welcome screen, and then a 3D character will be visible on the main interface.

The app interface is user-friendly and mainly divided into three sections. The main section (or the viewing panel) is for viewing the 3D model or character. You can use the pre-added model or use the Open option present in the File menu to add a model from your Windows 11 computer. Supported 3D file types are OBJ, STL, 3MF, PLY, GLTF, FBX, etc.

The right section shows the Property Panel and the bottom section is there to use the Animation Panel. You can toggle these panels from the View menu and also access other options which include zooming in and out, rotating the 3D model, setting the light intensity, saturation, hue, brightness, etc. Let’s check these panels and available options/sections in detail.

Property Panel in the 3D Viewer app

Property Panel can be considered the most important part of the Microsoft 3D Viewer app. This panel includes lighting options, viewpoints, textures, themes, etc., to view and inspect model data. All the options are present in different categories so you won’t have any difficulty accessing and using the available options. Let’s check what is included in this panel. We will start with the Environment & Lighting category.

Environment & Lighting

The Environment & Lighting category lets you present the 3D model with different themes, lighting effects, and environment. You can also save the applied settings and load them when needed. It comes with 3 sections which are as follows:

Themes: Use this section to change the theme of the 3D model. There are a total of 9 themes to use in this section

Light Rotation: With this section, you can control the lighting for the model from 0 to 360 degrees. Three different lighting options (Light 1, Light 2, and Light 3) are also there with default HSV and RGB values. You can also change the HSV and RGB values for each light option separately

Environment: In this section, you can set the environment for the 3D model by adjusting the HSV (Hue, Saturation, and Value) and/or RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) values.

There are sliders available to adjust the RGB and HSV values that make it convenient to control the environment and lighting for the model. The intensity level can also be adjusted with a slider.

Stats & Shading

Just next to the Environment & Lighting feature in the Property Panel, you can access the Stats & Shading feature that lets you show/hide Material IDs, UV Set, Triangles, Vertex Colors, and Vertices to the 3D model. The changes are visible in real-time as soon as you select an option. Expand the Mesh Data section to use such options.

In addition to that, there is a Texture Data section in Stats & Shading that you can expand to apply a texture. Available textures are Gloss/Roughness, Normal, Emissive, Specular/Metallic, Occlusion, and more.

Grid & Views

With this section, you are able to show/hide grids in the viewing panel, adjust gridline spacing, and set the frequency of major gridlines. Expand the Grid section to access and use such options.

Along with that, there are Viewpoints and Presets sections present to access and use the camera angles to adjust the projection of the model present in the viewing panel. While the Viewpoints section lets you switch to the Left View, Bottom View, Top View, and Right View angles, the Presets section comes with other camera points for the 3D model.

Related: View 3D models using these free 3D file viewer software for Windows

Animation Panel of 3D Viewer app

The Property Panel offers many important sections and options to present and view the 3D model. And, the Animation Panel is there to play/pause the animation (if the 3D model supports that), loop the animating model, play the animating model once, and switch to the animation type (if the model supports more than one animation). To show the Animation Panel, use the View menu and it will appear on the bottom part of the app interface.

Apart from animating the model, you can also access the Quick Animations drop-down menu (on the bottom right section) to Swing, Hover, Turntable, or use the Jump & Turn animation effect for your model. Animation speed can also be changed using this panel.

Now let’s talk about the Mixed Reality feature of this app.

Use Mixed Reality View Mode in the 3D Viewer app

Once the model is placed in the required area, you can take a photo of it using the Camera icon present in the right section. Before taking the snapshot, you can also set a timer (using the left section) to 2 seconds, 5 seconds, or 10 seconds so that you can set up or make adjustments before you take a picture.

You can also switch to the video mode to keep a recording of the 3D model in the real world and save it to your PC for later use. The snapshots or photos are saved in JPG format and the recording is saved in MP4 format to the Camera roll folder under the Pictures section in your computer.

Other important features of this 3D Viewer app

3D library: This is an interesting feature that lets you search for 3D models available online for use. You can perform the search within the app interface and also access models by categories. Available categories are Animals & Insects, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Cars & Vehicles, Best of Minecraft, etc. Selecting a model will add and show it in the viewing panel

You can open the Controls box to check Mouse, Pen, Keyboard, and Touch controls supported by this app. Press F1 or use the Help menu to open the Controls box

Zoom in and out of the 3D model, reset the camera, show/hide the grid, access Shading effects, etc. Use the View menu to access these options. Or else, these options can be accessed and used in other ways. As an example, you can zoom in and out using the mouse wheel, use Shading effects from the Property Panel, etc.

Save the model as a GLTF Binary file using the File menu

Export the model as Bitmap, TIFF, JPEG, or PNG image file. You can set the size and resolution and also show/hide the grid for the output image. Use the Export Image option present in the File menu or press Ctrl+E hotkey to export the image

Open your model with the Paint 3D app for editing. You can add text to your model, apply different effects, add 3D shapes, stickers, etc., using that app. This option is also present in the File menu. No need to mention that you have to install the Paint 3D app to use this option

Take the 3D print of the model

Show/hide the welcome screen, switch to the dark mode or light mode for the app, and turn on/off the option to display a mirror image in Mixed Reality view mode. All these options are present under the Settings section of this app.

That’s all about this Microsoft 3D viewer app. Indeed, the app is improved a lot and some crucial options are present in this app that make it one of the best options to view 3D models and inspect their data.

Read next: How to edit 3D OBJ models in Windows 11/10

Does Windows 11 have a 3D Viewer?

Windows 11 doesn’t come with a 3D Viewer app pre-installed. But, you can use the Microsoft Store to download and install the Microsoft 3D Viewer app. This app lets you view common 3D file types, use a 3D library to find and use 3D models, adjust lighting and environment for the 3D model, play the animation, and much more.

How do I use Windows 3D Viewer?

If you want to use the Microsoft 3D Viewer app, then first install it from the Microsoft Store. After that, you can access and use its Property Panel, Animation Panel, 3D library, etc., to view 3D models, visualize the shading modes, etc. You can read this post to get detailed information about this 3D Viewer app to use it with ease.

Read next: How to uninstall the 3D Viewer app on Windows PC.

3D Viewer App not working

Sometimes, while using 3D Viewer App, you run into problems and see an error message. Try these solutions to fix the problem, instantly.

Check for the latest software updates from Windows Update.

Uninstall and reinstall Windows Mixed Reality

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