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    Lounger
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    Saving Pictures

    When I want to save a picture (animated gif) from internet explorer, it won't let save as a gif. It only lets me choose bitmap. After I reformatted last year it was back to normal (letting me save as gif) but now it switched back to only allowing saving pictures as bitmaps. Does anybody know what is going on here?

    internet explorer 6
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    Re: Saving Pictures

    See if Internet Explorer Does Not Save Graphics Files in the Proper Format helps (clearing the Temporary Internet Files folder is the first recommendation). If not, try Internet Explorer Saves Images As Bitmaps (.bmp Files).

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    Re: Saving Pictures

    If this is only an occasional need, you can retrieve the GIF file from:

    c:documents and settings<username>local settingstemporary internet files

    Sorting by Last Accessed should bring it to near the top.

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    Re: Saving Pictures

    As an aside, when looking for an image file in the Temporary Internet folder, you might not find it there with a name indicative of what the file is. It may be a number or abreviated name. It's best to check the folder immediately and then drag the file you believe is the one you want (as stated previously, it should be near the end of the list) to your desktop before opening it. You may have to check out a few files before you find the one you want. If you follow the advice in the MSKB to right-click on the file and chose Open, you wil get a dialogue box telling you that running a system command on the file may be unsafe. HTH.
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