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Top 6 Ways to Fix JPG Files That Won’t Open on Windows 10 and Windows 11

Windows 11 has gotten off to a great start. Windows 11 has a lot to offer, including a new Start menu, widgets, Android app integration, and a redesigned user interface. However, several of the problems that plagued Windows 10 remain. On Windows 11, some users are unable to open JPG files. Here’s how to repair the problem and open JPG files on Windows 10 or 11.

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You won’t be able to access the JPG file if it’s too huge or if your computer’s default Photos software isn’t working properly. Let’s go over all of the possibilities and come up with a solution.

1. REDUCE FILE SIZE

With today’s smartphones including a 108MP main camera, it’s rather simple to shoot photographs larger than 20MB. You’ll have to shrink the file and store it as a separate picture on your PC. You may minimise the file size by using any of the common image editors on your PC.

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If you don’t have one on your computer, you can minimise the file size by using online applications. Reduce File Size and other similar websites can assist you to reduce the file size of a JPG.

Resize an Image

2. MAKE PHOTOS THE FAVORITE VIEWER FOR JPG FILES.

Depending on the file type, Windows allows you to choose multiple programmes as defaults. For example, you may use Paint to open.HIF files and Affinity Photos to open.JPG images. DNG files are opened by default in the Photos app, while.JPG files are opened by default in the DNG app. You must go to Settings and make the appropriate modifications.

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Step 1: Open the Settings app on Windows (use Windows + I keys).

Step 2: Go to the Apps menu.

Step 3: Select Default apps.

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Step 4: Scroll down to Photos at the bottom.

Select photos

It’ll bring up a menu with the current default programmes for various file kinds. Make sure Photos is configured as the default programme to open JPG files on your computer by scrolling down to.jpg.

Default apps

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3. REPAIR PHOTOS APP

In terms of dependability, the default Photos app does not win any honours. You may have JPG file not opening issues on Windows 10 or 11 if the software isn’t running properly.

Don’t be concerned. Microsoft does provide a way to fix the Photos app without losing data. On Windows 11, here’s how to fix the Photos app.

Step 1: Go to the Settings app on Windows 11 (use Windows + I keys).

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Step 2: Navigate to the Apps menu and open Apps & features.

Step 3: Scroll down to Microsoft Photos.

Step 4: Click on the three-dot menu and select Advanced options.

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Microsoft photos advanced options

Step 5: From the following menu, select Repair under the Reset menu.

Repair microsoft photos

Windows will repair the Photos app in the background. Try to open the JPG files again, and you should be able to open the JPG files again.

4. RESET PHOTOS APP

If the JPG file still won’t open on your Windows PC, you’ll need to reinstall the Photos software. This is an important step since Windows will destroy all of the Photos app’s data if you skip it. To sync photographs, you’ll have to re-integrate OneDrive.

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Step 1: Go to the Windows Settings app on your computer.

Step 2: Open Apps & features from the Apps menu.

Step 3: Scroll down to the Photos app and select Advanced options.

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Microsoft photos advanced options

Step 4: From the following menu, find Reset and reset the Photos app.

Reset microsoft photos

Now, go ahead and try to open JPG files on your computer.

5. UPDATE PHOTOS APP

The Photos programme that comes with Windows isn’t tethered to the operating system. On Windows 10 or Windows 11, you may upgrade the Photos app through the Microsoft Store.

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On Windows 11, Microsoft recently unveiled a whole new Photos app. You could have trouble opening JPG files if you’re using an old version of Photos.

Get updates

Open the Microsoft Store on your computer and download the most recent version of the Microsoft Photos programme.

6. USE THIRD-PARTY PHOTOS VIEWER APPS

If you still can’t open JPG files on Windows, you’ll need to download and install third-party image viewers. Our top seven picture viewer applications for Windows 10 and Windows 11 are listed below.

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USE WINDOWS 10 OR 11 TO OPEN JPG FILES

It’s simple to repair JPG files that won’t open on Windows. The actions outlined above should assist you in resolving the problem. On Windows, were you able to open JPG files? Which trick did you find to be the most effective? Let us know what you discovered in the comments section below.

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