JPEG is a file format that belongs to a group of raster graphics formats commonly used for storing images, because of its better compression and scalability.
JPEG files are used by the majority of digital cameras, scanners, and image editing applications, and this file format is the most reliable when it comes to storing high-quality images.
This file format is highly stable and can be compressed using a number of algorithms, and JPEG files are widely used for web images, digital photos, and even professional printing.
However, some users have reported that the JPEG files saved in Windows are corrupted, and today we’re going to show you how to fix corrupted JPEG files in Windows.
- The .jpg file is corrupted error prevents users from opening certain files.
- Most users encounter the error due to issues with their JPEG files.
- Corrupted JPEG files can also be the result of having bad RAM or an outdated OS.
- Changing the file extension of the files is a quick and effective way to fix the error.
Use a third-party tool
- Try Recuva software.
- Download Recuva.
- Double click the file to install it.
- Click the Start button.
- Type in recuva in the search bar.
- Click the first option.
- Recuva should open up automatically.
- Select files that are corrupted.
- Click the Recover button.
Reinstall the problematic program
- Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
- Type appwiz.cpl in the text field.
- Press Enter or click OK.
- In the Programs and Features window, locate and uninstall the program that you suspect is causing the error.
- Restart your PC after uninstalling the program.
Check the Hard Drive
- If your hard drive is failing, it can cause corrupted files. To check if the hard drive is the problem, open File Explorer.
- Click the View tab on the window’s ribbon.
- Select the Options button.
- Clicking the Options button opens a window like the one in the snapshot directly below.
- Select the View and uncheck the Hide extensions for known file types option.
- Click OK to close the window.
- Then click the Tools tab on the window’s ribbon.
- Select the Error Checking option.
- Click the Scan button.
- Windows will now scan the hard drive for corrupted files.
- If any corrupted files are detected, Windows will report them.
Convert the JPEG files to PNG files
- Open the JPEG files in a Windows photo viewer.
- Right-click and select the Save As option.
- Save the file as a PNG file.
Open the JPEG files in Windows 10 in Compatibility Mode
- To open the JPEG files in Compatibility Mode, press the Windows key + V hotkey.
- Enter â€ ̃Compatibility’ in the search box.
- Click Check Compatibility in Settings.
- Right-click the JPEG files that need to be compatible with Windows and select Properties to open the window shown directly below.
- Select the Compatibility tab, and select the Run this program in compatibility mode for option.
- Click to select Windows 98 / Windows Me / Windows NT 4.0 / Windows 2000 / Windows XP.
- Click the Apply button, and click the OK button.