Windows 10 is cool, and normally it works just fine. But every now and then Windows 10 will decide to do something strange. So every now and then it will save your .jpeg files as .jfif files. In this article, we tell you how to fix that.
But first what is a .jfif file? A JPEG file interchange format file is generally classified as an image file integrated with digital graphics encoding specifications also implemented into JPEG files, though the content of a JPEG file interchange format file is the compressed version of the corresponding JPEG file. The digital image data stored in a JPEG file interchange format file are digital JPEG graphics in bitmap format, and this digital graphic content is stored in the JFIF file format. Definitions corresponding to alignment specifications of simple arrays integrated into JPEG image files are stored in the associated JPEG file interchange format files. Affixed with the .jfif extension, these JPEG file interchange format files are primarily used for the first stages of digital image creation and rendering as a JPEG image archive compressed and stored in the JFIF format.
How to fix it
If you want Windows 10 to stop saving images you download of the internet as .jfif files you just need to do three little steps. It’s easy, fast and most important it’s safe. To start we type in the search bar: regedit.msc. You will need to open this as an Administrator. In Regedit.msc you go to the following page:
Here you will have on the right side the option: extension. When you click that you can choose edit, and change it back to .jpeg.
When you close Regedit.msc everything should be fine again. However please note that this only works with new images you safe. It will not change any of the already downloaded files.