BMP files



amante1980
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
Today my computer decided to only make pictures saved and sent as BMP files.
I have always saved pictures as JPEG, and I don't recall ever changing any
settings. (I am the only user of this computer as well.) I opened the
pull-down menu to change the type of file to be saved to, but I am only given
the BMP option. How do I fix this?

dev
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
/amante1980/ said:

> Today my computer decided to only make pictures saved and sent as BMP files.
> I have always saved pictures as JPEG, and I don't recall ever changing any
> settings. (I am the only user of this computer as well.) I opened the
> pull-down menu to change the type of file to be saved to, but I am only given
> the BMP option. How do I fix this?

http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/answers/54.html

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David Candy
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
You don't give any details like what you can save it as. If bmp ONLY then your cache is too big. The cache has a maximun size (configurable) and a maximun number of files (fixed). The cache cleanup only runs when max size is exceeded. So if your cache is too big you'll fill up the number of files and the cache stops caching new files (though old files are still cached)
but the size doesn't change so the cleanup never runs to make room for newer files.

The files come from the cache when saving. As your files aren't in the cache all explorer can find is the screen image (anything on a screen is a bitmap) so it saves that.

Clear your cache to fix. Reduce the size to prevent.
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"amante1980" <amante1980@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9DBA39DD-0B7B-4CC3-9BF3-6A0FE9078296@microsoft.com...
> Today my computer decided to only make pictures saved and sent as BMP files.
> I have always saved pictures as JPEG, and I don't recall ever changing any
> settings. (I am the only user of this computer as well.) I opened the
> pull-down menu to change the type of file to be saved to, but I am only given
> the BMP option. How do I fix this?


BMP files