Why can't I save jpegs to my PC?

  PRESTERJOHN 11:31 08 May 06
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Something has happend to my PC. Normally when I see an image I like on the net I can save it as a JPEG and alter it to my taste using a photo or art program. I went to change my desktop image the other day but was unable to save the image. When the pictures box comes up it only gives me a choice of saving to *Art or BMP. even then though when I have tried to save as a BMP the image does not go into pictures and just seem sto vanish. At the moment I am forced to copy and paste images into word but this is a very poor substitute for the real thing.

Can someone help me change my settings back?

  Diodorus Siculus 11:40 08 May 06

Clearing out temp files is often a solution. Try click here for ccleaner to do the process.

  PRESTERJOHN 11:48 08 May 06

I run a system clean up every day. I use adaware, spybot and TuneUp's 1-click maintenence that sorts out the registry and temp files etc. I also defrag my system every couple of weeks (last did it 3 days ago)I currentlly use McAffee for everything else (though I will be dumping that for AVG soon). Would ccleaner do anything new?

  VoG II 11:52 08 May 06
  PRESTERJOHN 11:55 08 May 06

That tinyurl site is not loading. What does it do?

  bosmere 11:56 08 May 06

Does this thread help? click here

  Diodorus Siculus 11:56 08 May 06

SUMMARY
When you save an image in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the image is saved by default as a bitmap (.bmp). You do not have the option to save the image by using an extension other than .bmp. You experience this behavior even when the image uses a different format (such as .gif or .jpeg).

For example, when you right-click an image on a Web page, and then click Save Picture As, the file name that appears in the File name box is Untitled, and the file type that appears in the Save as type box is Bitmap (*.bmp).
CAUSE
This behavior may occur if a damaged program file (for example, an ActiveX or Java object) is downloaded to the SystemRoot\Downloaded Program Files folder on your hard disk.
RESOLUTION
To troubleshoot and resolve this behavior, empty the contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder, and then delete the files in the Downloaded Program Files folder that are listed as either Unknown or Damaged. To do so:
1. Start Internet Explorer (if it is not already started).
2. Empty the contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder. To do so:
a. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
b. Click the General tab.
c. Under Temporary Internet files, click Delete Files.
d. When you are prompted to delete all temporary Internet files, click OK.
3. In the Downloaded Program Files folder on your hard disk, remove the files that are listed as either Unknown or Damaged. To do so:
a. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
b. Click the General tab.
c. Under Temporary Internet files, click Settings.
d. Click View Objects.

The list of program files that are downloaded to the SystemRoot\Downloaded Program Files folder on your hard disk appears in the Downloaded Program Files window.
e. In the Status column, note the files that are listed as either Unknown or Damaged. Remove these files. To do so, right-click the file, and then click Remove.
f. When you are prompted to confirm the removal, click Yes.
g. Close the Downloaded Program Files window, and then click OK two times.
4. Save an image in Internet Explorer to test and determine if the issue is resolved.

If the issue continues to occur after you remove all downloaded program files that are listed as Unknown or Damaged, try removing the other downloaded program files that are on the list.

Note: The next time that you need one of the files that you removed from the Downloaded Program Files folder, you will receive a prompt to download the file to your hard disk in Internet Explorer.
If you follow these steps, and the issue still occurs, move the Temporary Internet Files folder to a new location. To move the folder, follow these steps:
1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
3. On the General tab, click Settings under Temporary Internet files.
4. Click Move Folder.
5. In the Browse for Folder dialog box, select a new location for the folder, and then click OK.
6. Click OK to close the Settings dialog box.
7. When you receive the following warning message, click Yes:
Windows will now log you off to finish moving Temporary Internet Files.
Do you want to continue?
(All other changes have been saved.)
Windows automatically logs you off of the computer.
8. Log back on to the computer.

  PRESTERJOHN 12:00 08 May 06

That seems like a thourough answer. It will take me a fair time to go through all that. thanks for your help.

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