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    Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    I am taking an on-line class in Photoshop where we must post our assignments as native Photoshop (PSD) files on a server. We use a JPG thumb nail as a link to the PSD file. In order to download the PSD file we right-click on the thumb nail and use the "Save Target As.." command to D/L the file.

    This works fine in Netscape (my old browser) but when I try it in IE (either 5.5 or 6.0) it insists on saving the PSD file as an HTM file. I can manually change the file extension and it works fine BUT why won't it D/L the PSD file directly?

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    Use "Save Picture as" and it will work as you want.
    <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    Dave - Thanks for the help BUT I guess I didn't make myself clear. I'll try again:

    The webpage shows a thumbnail (JPG) file. This file is linked by code to a Photoshop PSD file. The idea is to right-click on the JPG and use Save Target As.. to D/L the PSD file. You can see an example at:
    http://www.iwcs.org/PS/week1.html#as

    When I right-click on any of the 4 JPG thumbnails - and select Save Target As - IE insists on saving the linked PSD file as an HTM file.

    Hope this makes it clearer and thanks again.

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    Well, in testing something, I lost my post, all the open IE windows, etc. Anyway, the gist of it was that if PSD files are recognized on your computer (i.e., if you double-click it, it is handled by a program), then the most likely source of the problem is on the server end.

    The other possibility is that if, like me, you have QuickTime installed as the PSD viewer, it is a deliberate plot by Microsoft to make your life miserable for installing a competing viewer. I have no way to test that theory.

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    Since I do not have Photoshop on my systems I am not much help.

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    I think you hit the nail on the head when you said "the most likely source of the problem is on the server end". I checked some of the other students webpages (posted on other servers) and I CAN use "Save Target As.." to D/L their PSD files. Their coding of the link is EXACTLY like mine but, as I said, my PSD's are d/L'ed as HTM files. It must be in how my server handles the file transfer.

    BTW - I can double-click on a PSD file and it will open in Photoshop.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    Okay, that makes sense. Your host runs Rapidsite, a customized version of Apache. Apache has online documentation on (1) adding a new MIME type and (2) associating a file extension with it. Obviously this is beyond your control, but I'm sure your host wouldn't mind putting on their to do list. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    In my registry, since QuickTime is associated with .PSD, the MIME type string is: image/x-photoshop

    However, it is possible that PhotoShop itself uses a different MIME type string... I'm not sure where they will find an official answer. Maybe at Adobe's site?

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    It sounds like you have found the problem - but it is way above my pay grade!

    I'll contact Verio (my ISP) and see what can be done.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    I have been thinking about your suggested answer (that it a server setting) and one think bothers me - why would the PSD download work for me in Netscape and not in IE?

    You seen to understand the server end so I thought I'd ask. Thanks again for taking the time to help me understand this querk!

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    Problem SOLVED! Just wanted to close the loop and say THANKS! - Woody's Lounge comes through again!

    FYI - I contacted my ISP (NTT-Verio) Tech Support and they had me add a MIME Type to my .htaccess file (whatever that is) to cover the PSD file type. I did it and it worked like a charm.

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    Could you show us more specifically how that was done? Thanks.

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    OK - Here's what I did step-by-step:
    1 - In my root directory on the server I was told to D/L a text file called ".htaccess" (note the leading dot)
    2 - I then edited the file by added the following line at the end - "AddType image/psd .psd"
    3 - I then U/L'ed the file back to the server and that was that.

    NOTE: The only tricky part was with the name of the file, since windows didn't recognize a filename which starts with a dot. The trick was to rename the file from ".htaccess" to "htaccess.txt" on the server - then D/L it to my PC - edit it - U/L the edited file to the server - and finally rename it back to its original name on the server.

    Again, thanks to the Woodys Lounge experts who solved this problem for me.

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    Re: Problem with 'Save Target As..' (IE 6.0 SP-1)

    > why would the PSD download work for me in Netscape and not in IE?
    Maybe the developers of Netscape don't have a serious grudge against Adobe??

    But seriously, each browser seems to use its own method for making these decisions, so I'm not too surprised that NS has its own cheat sheet of file extensions, independent of the Windows Registry.

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