jpg attachments not saved with jpg extension

  AroundAgain 23:20 19 Jul 2009

Windows XP
Mozilla Thunderbird

Can someone please help.

When saving .jpg attachments in Thunderbird, the jpg extension isn't added so, unless I remember to put .jpg at the end of the file name, it is saved as an unidentified file type.

Obviously I can add the .jpg extension by going to the file itself but I would like the attachment to be assigned the file type automatically, as it has done previously - I don't know what changed it, nor when!

.jpg file type is not available in the drop down box when saving.

I'm sure there is a simple reason for this but I can't work it out. I hope someone is able to help me.

Thanks very much

  woodchip 23:28 19 Jul 2009

you should be able to create an attachment to jpg, by going to control panel\folder options\file types then new button

  woodchip 23:31 19 Jul 2009

You need to associate it with Thunderbird mail

  AroundAgain 00:27 20 Jul 2009

Hi Woodchip
Thanks. However, in question, I need to know how to get Thunderbird to Save As .jpg. Currently, when it saves a jpg, it doesn't give the extension so the file is saved as unidentifiable.

I've been to Folder Options and jpg/jpeg is assigned to open in Win Pictures and Fax, which is fine. It is the Save As ... extension that I am having the problem with.

Maybe you or someone has some more ideas.
Much appreciated

  bgrave 01:47 20 Jul 2009

How about :- Computer-Tools-Folder options-View and remove the tick from "Hide Extensions for known File type" and apply. By the way I am using Vista HP.

  AroundAgain 09:15 20 Jul 2009

Hi bgrave

Brilliant - spot on!!! Thunderbird now Saves As... with the relevant extension. Only this morning did I realise other attachments don't have extensions either, as they are unidentified too!

Woodchip, you were so close!!! Be encouraged!

Thanks to both of you, for all your help.

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