Temp Files, JPEG, Bad image file

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Windows ME, which I am not familiar with.

Helping someone out, they go to a web forum were photo images are shared.
One specific photo image, hosted by third party and linked by IMG command in
message thread (BBcode), causes computer to lock up. I am convinced that at
some point a bad JPEG file was downloaded and every time end-user wants to
view the thread, this bad file is called up as a local version of the file.
Thus the computer locks up every time.

I have tried to get the end-user to delete all temp files in various places,
but we cannot locate any temp JPEG files. I am running out of ideas where
to look. Where are MS IE 6 temp JPEG files from the internet located?
C:>windows\temp?

BTW: other posters at this forum who use picturetrail.com for image hosting
are displayed OK by the ME computer, and if the photo is copied to a
different sub-folder at the poster's site all is ok. It is just the link to
that specific photo image that locks up the computer. Other computers, like
my XP home computer, who view that photo have no problem.

Also useful would be a hint on how to force all image files and Internet
Temp files to reload. Have tried IE 6-->Tools-->Internet
Options-->Internet File Options-->settings-->select "every visit to page".
No help.

If you need more info, please let me know.

TIA
Phil
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    If Temps files is the one that you suspect, Microsoft suggests an alternate
    method which is move your Temporary Internet Files folder to another
    location, delete the old folder, and then (if you want to) move your
    Temporary Internet Files folder back to the original location.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q301057
    --
    Jonybrv


    "Phil S." wrote:

    > Windows ME, which I am not familiar with.
    >
    > Helping someone out, they go to a web forum were photo images are shared.
    > One specific photo image, hosted by third party and linked by IMG command in
    > message thread (BBcode), causes computer to lock up. I am convinced that at
    > some point a bad JPEG file was downloaded and every time end-user wants to
    > view the thread, this bad file is called up as a local version of the file.
    > Thus the computer locks up every time.
    >
    > I have tried to get the end-user to delete all temp files in various places,
    > but we cannot locate any temp JPEG files. I am running out of ideas where
    > to look. Where are MS IE 6 temp JPEG files from the internet located?
    > C:>windows\temp?
    >
    > BTW: other posters at this forum who use picturetrail.com for image hosting
    > are displayed OK by the ME computer, and if the photo is copied to a
    > different sub-folder at the poster's site all is ok. It is just the link to
    > that specific photo image that locks up the computer. Other computers, like
    > my XP home computer, who view that photo have no problem.
    >
    > Also useful would be a hint on how to force all image files and Internet
    > Temp files to reload. Have tried IE 6-->Tools-->Internet
    > Options-->Internet File Options-->settings-->select "every visit to page".
    > No help.
    >
    > If you need more info, please let me know.
    >
    > TIA
    > Phil
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Hi,
    Clearing the cache (Temporary Internet Files) from Internet Options>
    General> Delete Files should eliminate a damaged JPG.

    It wouldn't hurt to go one step further and delete the TIF folder.
    Create a bootdisk from Add/remove programs> Startup Disk.
    Insert the WinMe bootdisk and restart, select: Minimal from the menu
    From A:\ (type and press Enter after each command)
    C:
    cd \windows
    smartdrv
    deltree tempor~1

    When you press ENTER after typing the deltree command, you should be
    prompted to confirm that you want to delete the folder. Confirm with "Y"

    When finished, eject the disk and restart via Ctrl-Alt-Delete.

    If pages, files, images aren't refreshing, deleting the TIF folder may fix
    this also.

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE/OE]


    "Phil S." <nospam-m-phil-NoSpam[at]one two three m-a-p-s.net> wrote in
    message news:%23oMvXGLYFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Windows ME, which I am not familiar with.
    >
    > Helping someone out, they go to a web forum were photo images are shared.
    > One specific photo image, hosted by third party and linked by IMG command
    in
    > message thread (BBcode), causes computer to lock up. I am convinced that
    at
    > some point a bad JPEG file was downloaded and every time end-user wants to
    > view the thread, this bad file is called up as a local version of the
    file.
    > Thus the computer locks up every time.
    >
    > I have tried to get the end-user to delete all temp files in various
    places,
    > but we cannot locate any temp JPEG files. I am running out of ideas where
    > to look. Where are MS IE 6 temp JPEG files from the internet located?
    > C:>windows\temp?
    >
    > BTW: other posters at this forum who use picturetrail.com for image
    hosting
    > are displayed OK by the ME computer, and if the photo is copied to a
    > different sub-folder at the poster's site all is ok. It is just the link
    to
    > that specific photo image that locks up the computer. Other computers,
    like
    > my XP home computer, who view that photo have no problem.
    >
    > Also useful would be a hint on how to force all image files and Internet
    > Temp files to reload. Have tried IE 6-->Tools-->Internet
    > Options-->Internet File Options-->settings-->select "every visit to page".
    > No help.
    >
    > If you need more info, please let me know.
    >
    > TIA
    > Phil
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Thanks to both of you for your response.

    Will try the MS KB this weekend.

    Thanks. Again
    Phil

    "Jonybrv" <Jonybrv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:371E5597-EA90-4AEA-8DCE-F54589AEB99E@microsoft.com...
    > If Temps files is the one that you suspect, Microsoft suggests an
    > alternate
    > method which is move your Temporary Internet Files folder to another
    > location, delete the old folder, and then (if you want to) move your
    > Temporary Internet Files folder back to the original location.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q301057
    > --
    > Jonybrv
    >
    >
    > "Phil S." wrote:
    >
    >> Windows ME, which I am not familiar with.
    >>
    >> Helping someone out, they go to a web forum were photo images are shared.
    >> One specific photo image, hosted by third party and linked by IMG command
    >> in
    >> message thread (BBcode), causes computer to lock up. I am convinced that
    >> at
    >> some point a bad JPEG file was downloaded and every time end-user wants
    >> to
    >> view the thread, this bad file is called up as a local version of the
    >> file.
    >> Thus the computer locks up every time.
    >>
    >> I have tried to get the end-user to delete all temp files in various
    >> places,
    >> but we cannot locate any temp JPEG files. I am running out of ideas
    >> where
    >> to look. Where are MS IE 6 temp JPEG files from the internet located?
    >> C:>windows\temp?
    >>
    >> BTW: other posters at this forum who use picturetrail.com for image
    >> hosting
    >> are displayed OK by the ME computer, and if the photo is copied to a
    >> different sub-folder at the poster's site all is ok. It is just the link
    >> to
    >> that specific photo image that locks up the computer. Other computers,
    >> like
    >> my XP home computer, who view that photo have no problem.
    >>
    >> Also useful would be a hint on how to force all image files and Internet
    >> Temp files to reload. Have tried IE 6-->Tools-->Internet
    >> Options-->Internet File Options-->settings-->select "every visit to
    >> page".
    >> No help.
    >>
    >> If you need more info, please let me know.
    >>
    >> TIA
    >> Phil
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
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