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Saves only as BMP in IE

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Jan 10, 2003
Sometimes in IE I can only save an image as a bitmap. If I right click/properties on the image I can see it is generally a jpg. IE won't let me save it as anything else, plus it renames it to Untitled. It is aggravating as hell. It happens on multiple different machines and different os's. Any ideas?


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Dec 17, 2000
Portland, OR
Open IE | Tools | Internet Options | 'General' tab | Delete all Temporary Internet files.

Check for damaged files in ..\downloaded program files (also accessed via IE | Tools | Internet Options | 'Settings' button (TIF), 'View Objects' button. If any are found, right click each one and select 'Update' or 'Delete' depending on what they are, and whether they're needed.

Also, either one or both of the following MSKB articles may be of some help to you...

Internet Explorer Saves Images As Bitmaps (.bmp Files)

Internet Explorer Does Not Save Graphics Files in the Proper Format ;)
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