Jpg's on Forum

 From:  Michael Gibson
2038.6 In reply to 2038.1 
Hi TwinSnakes, it does not seem like anyone else is having this jpg download problem.

Since it seems to be affecting multiple browsers for you, I think it is likely that something in your Windows system registry for MIME type settings could have gotten messed up.

If you want to check this out, what you would do is go to Start / Run and run regedit.exe

Be careful with the registry editor because it is easy to mess stuff up, in fact it is probably a good idea to do a system restore point before doing this.

Then expand the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT branch, and there will be a huge list of all sorts of file extension stuff. Scroll down until you find .jpg. When you click on it, the panel to the right should have a "Content Type" entry that says "image/jpeg" - this is the MIME stuff which is used to associate what a downloaded file extension is supposed to be treated as. If this is not set your browser could mis-interpret images as unknown file types and try to download it instead of view it directly.

Here is a snapshot of what is should look like:

Do you possibly have nothing in there under .jpg or does it say something different than image/jpeg for Content Type ?

- Michael