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    IE 6.x saving all images as Bitmaps (6.x)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    Suddenly, my Internet Explorer ver 6.x with all the add-ins and what have you of patches started saving all images as Bitmaps. *.bmp.

    I know that some images are JEPG, .JPG, images but when I Right-Mouse Click and say "Save Picture As..." it gives me untitled.bmp? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

    How can I make IE save the images as they are?

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    Re: IE 6.x saving all images as Bitmaps (6.x)

    There are several different causes for this Internet Explorer bug. The first thing to do is to empty your IE cache, and see if it begins to behave normally. If that does not help, then it will be time to move on to other possibilities.
    -Mark

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    Re: IE 6.x saving all images as Bitmaps (6.x)

    In addition to Mark's suggestion, sometimes shutting down and restarting IE will fix it. Also, I put a shortcut to the Temporary Internet Files on my desktop. I open that, sort by "Last Accessed" and drag the relevant image files to the desktop for later sorting. Because TIF can contain zillions of files, this won't always be the fastest way, but it is a good last resort. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: IE 6.x saving all images as Bitmaps (6.x)

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Mark

    I do clean up about every Quarter, my last cleanup was October 1st 2003. I did a second one on 1/2/2004 but here is the surprise...

    I found a file called PageFile.EXE and its size was 9.1 MB. Now I know that the Page File is the SWAP file of Windows and that it should not have an .EXE extension. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> Humm I said, so I tried to delete it, and it said that this was a System File and it could and should not be removed. I said BS, this is not in the right place and it does not have the right extension, so you better remove it or I'll turn the power off and leave it off. (I had images of 2001 Space Audesy flash in my head) I wanted to call the <img src=/S/cop.gif border=0 alt=cop width=15 height=24> FBI, but then I said Nah, I will take care of it.

    Booted into Command Prompt mode. Moved the file external storage, Zip Drive, and deleted it.

    I did a Scandisk and a Defrag, and I looked and it was gone.

    I started Windows, and worked on IE, and it now saved JEPG and *.JPG and I am happy.

    Another hours pass by, and I look and there is the PageFile.EXE with today
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    Re: IE 6.x saving all images as Bitmaps (6.x)

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Jefferson

    See my reply to Mark. Its weird that I will find a file called PageFile.EXE in the TIF folder?

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    Re: IE 6.x saving all images as Bitmaps (6.x)

    Hi Wassim:
    This is becoming more of a Windows issue, but have you looked in all (well, almost all) the places that Windows uses to load files at startup. In addition to the startup folder, the registry has (in Win98):
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionRun
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionRunonce
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRun
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRunOnce
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRunServices
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRunServicesOnce
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: IE 6.x saving all images as Bitmaps (6.x)

    It sounds to me like you've loaded some kind of graphics program that organises your browsed images. You may have done this deliberately, and forgotten about it. You may have done this without realising it. As <!profile=Phil Rabichow>Phil Rabichow<!/profile> says, have a good look at your Registry (and your Start-up folder). (You could also use msconfig (if you have it) in the Start|Run command.) The program that puts pagefile.exe in your TIF folder may be called something else altogether.
    Gre

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    Re: IE 6.x saving all images as Bitmaps (6.x)

    A Google search shows files of that name at printer-drivers.com for Houston Instruments/Summgraphics output devices. If you right-click the file (you might need to copy it out of TIF to get this), do the program's properties list anything indicating the source?

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