Why Can't I Open HEIC Files on Windows 10?

Please help me out!!! Recently, Apple has started using HEIC as a default format, and it's driving me out since there is no easy way to open them on my Windows 10 computer. I have a lot of photos on my iPhone. What can I do so that I can access and view them on my computer?

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Myra· Answered on Apr 16, 2024

You cannot open HEIC files on your computer because Windows does not support HEIC format.

Since iOS 11, Apple has made HEIC the default format for storing photos taken on iPhones and iPads. However, Windows 10 and earlier versions do not come with native support for HEIC photos. Every time you try to view these files, the Windows system doesn't recognize them and fails to display them.

If you want to view HEIC photos on your Windows 10, there are two methods for you: one is to convert HEIC to a more compatible format, like JPG, and the other is to install a HEIC image viewer on your computer.

Converting the HEIC format is easy; EaseUS MobiMover will help. It is an image converter that can change the format of your photos to JPG, which is supported on most systems, devices, and websites. Whether you want to back up your photos to Windows or batch convert the format, it will get the job done in simple clicks.

How to Convert HEIC Files on Windows 10:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover on your computer and choose HEIC to JPG from the left panel.

Step 2. Click Browse and select the HEIC photos you want to convert. Drag-and-drop photos here also work.

Step 3. Click Convert/Start All to start the process. After it is complete, click View to open converted photos on your Windows.

The other method is to download and install the HEIF Image Extensions. You can search for it in the Microsoft Store. This extension enables Windows computers to handle HEIC files like JPGs/JPEGs. Once installed successfully, you can view and access HEIC files through the Photos app on your Windows 10.

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