Photoshop: Saving JPEG / Colour Problems

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This has been a problem for months now... I've looked online, I've changed all my settings and it seems as if I've tried everything. If anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated!! I take my photos in RAW. I open them in Photoshop and start the editing process. I change the exposure, contrast, clarity, etc. I change everything to how I want the picture, and then I open the image into the main part of Photoshop to do some more editing. Once I press "Save as" from Photoshop, I export the image as JPEG, I go to my "Pictures" folder in Windows, and go to view the photo, it appears less saturated and sometimes even more blurry. I have absolutely no idea why it's doing this. I've changed every setting that people have told me to change. I compared my settings to my friend's Photoshop settings, and they are the exact same, however, she doesn't have this problem. It can't be a problem with my monitor because when I log onto my account on different computers, it does the same thing. Please if anyone can help me, I'm open! This has been a problem for months. Right now, I uninstalled and re-installed Photoshop hoping it would work, but it didn't. My settings right now are all default. If you need any further information to be able to help me, I will provide it. This is so annoying!
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Are you converting the file to sRGB? Unless your viewing in a color managed application viewer, your image will look washed out unless you convert to sRGB.

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/color-faq.html

But also no that going from 16-bit ProPhoto to 8-bt sRGB is a smaller color gamut (less vivid colors), and compressing to JPEG may soften the appearance depending on how much compression is applied.
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Sorry Jeffrey, I am not a master of Photoshop, so I don't know all of my settings and what they all mean. When I press "Save as" the only option it allows me to click is Adobe RGB 1998. As for the other settings, my workspace is sRGB, the profile is adobe rgb 1998, and under 'Convert to profile" the destination space is Working CMYK. Should I be changing any of those? I've played around and changed those settings but nothing has seemed to help.
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Use Export As or Save for Web with convert to sRGB turned on.
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You said, "I go to My Pictures folder in Windows" what program are you looking at them with? If it's the Windows Picture Viewer or any other program I've found except for Photoshop, Lightroom, & Fast Picture Viewer, the others don't show colors correctly, especially Windows. I've complained to Microsoft about this. So Adobe programs & Fast Picture Viewer are the only ones I use to view photos, there may be others out there that are okay.