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stanggt9050
03-30-2009, 07:33
Recently when I try to save a picture as a .jpg it gets saved with a .$$$ or .#$# extension. This happens in all my photo programs. I have Vista home premium SP1. Photo programs are PhotoImpact Pro and PhotoImpact 6.0 and the installed MS photo editors.

Glock20 10mm
03-30-2009, 08:17
There's your problem! "I have Vista home premium SP1."

gwalchmai
03-30-2009, 08:53
Recently when I try to save a picture as a .jpg it gets saved with a .$$$ or .#$# extension. This happens in all my photo programs. I have Vista home premium SP1. Photo programs are PhotoImpact Pro and PhotoImpact 6.0 and the installed MS photo editors.
Those sound like temp files. Does it also save the file with the extension you want?

Nicky D
03-30-2009, 09:15
I have Vista and don't have this problem. Are you doing editing of the pictures and saving after that. Is this when you are finding this extension? I use Photoshop and when doing editing it saves a copy as xmp or something similar, this may be what is happening with your program.

mike7465
03-30-2009, 09:53
Sounds like a virus to me....

passive101
03-30-2009, 09:56
I've never encountered that before. I did a quick google search and I didn't see anything either.

Was anyone else on the computer that might have manually switched it to save files with those file extensions as a joke or prank?


Virus is coming to my mind as well. Download and run the following programs

Ccleaner
Malwarebyte's anti-malware
super anti spyware
windows Defender (should already be installed)

update your virus scanner.

Could you please tell us what virus scanner you have running and what version it is?

stanggt9050
03-30-2009, 10:18
Lets see if I can answer all your Q's -

No it does not also save the file ext (jpg) I want.

I am editing and "save as" under a different file name with the JPG ext.

No one else uses this computer.

I am running Norton 360 V1, did a full virus scan with no viruses.

I will check the other programs you recommended.

thanks for the help so far...

gwalchmai
03-30-2009, 10:22
Lets see if I can answer all your Q's -

No it does not also save the file ext (jpg) I want...If you rename the file to a JPG extension will it open in Paint as a JPG?

stanggt9050
03-30-2009, 10:31
If you rename the file to a JPG extension will it open in Paint as a JPG?

Unfortunately it won't save the file as a JPG. When I resize a photo and then chosse "save as" and click on the drop down menu choosing JPG it saves the file. Then when I go to look at the properties of the file it was saved with the .$$$ or .#$# extension and the file is unable to be opened.

After re-reading your Q -
When I rename the file with a .$$$ ext to .jpg it makes the file filename.$$$.jpg and still won't open.

gwalchmai
03-30-2009, 11:07
After re-reading your Q -
When I rename the file with a .$$$ ext to .jpg it makes the file filename.$$$.jpg and still won't open.Save the file to a flash drive. Rename it to filename.jpg and see if you can open it with Paint on an Xp machine.

BarkinDog
03-30-2009, 11:14
.$$$ -Sometimes used as a temporary backup file. For example, AutoCAD and AutoCAD Lite register this extension as an Emergency Backup Drawing.


Do you have AutoCAD installed?

johnsonabq
03-30-2009, 11:25
Are any of your old .jpg's coming up right?

stanggt9050
03-30-2009, 12:43
.$$$ -Sometimes used as a temporary backup file. For example, AutoCAD and AutoCAD Lite register this extension as an Emergency Backup Drawing.


Do you have AutoCAD installed?

No I do not.

stanggt9050
03-30-2009, 12:44
Are any of your old .jpg's coming up right?

Yes, they are fine.

engine101
04-11-2009, 11:25
re-image time.

IslandHopper
04-11-2009, 12:04
3 letters... OSX

;)

I know, it's not helpful, but I couldn't resist.

podwich
04-11-2009, 12:29
3 letters... OSX

;)

I know, it's not helpful, but I couldn't resist.

Nope. It's not.