Trying to Save As a .gif but always get .bmp

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peterinwa

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If I am looking at a .gif graphic on my screen with Internet Explorer and right click on it to save it to disk, the only option I get for an ending from XP is .bmp.

If I enter the whole name, for example, graphic.gif, it creates the file graphic.gif. But then if I use it in a webpage it doesn't display.

But if I name it graphic.bmp and call it into my webpage as a .bmp it works.

My question is when I do a right click and Save As using XP how do I get the option to Save As .gif?

Thanks, Peter
 
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This happens sometimes when there is a corrupted file in your temporary internet files. Even if you save as gif, it still really saves as a bmp.

Close your browser, open the Control Panel, Internet Options, and delete all the temp internet files. That should do it.
 

peterinwa

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Thanks so much. It totally fixed it and it's been bugging me for months!

Actually I figured out a work-around... FTPing the file elsewhere then FTPing it back.

Should have posted sooner!

Thanks again, Peter
 
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No problem. It's those little things we think shouldn't bother us and try to ignore that end up sending us to the nuthouse.
 
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