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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by stanggt9050, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. 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.
  2. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

    There's your problem! "I have Vista home premium SP1."

  3. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    Those sound like temp files. Does it also save the file with the extension you want?
  4. Nicky D

    Nicky D CLM

    Apr 25, 2004
    Souderton, Pa.
    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.
  5. mike7465

    mike7465 Smirking

    May 17, 2008
    Sounds like a virus to me....
  6. passive101


    Nov 26, 2006
    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

    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?
  7. 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...
  8. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    If you rename the file to a JPG extension will it open in Paint as a JPG?
  9. 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.
  10. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    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.
  11. BarkinDog

    BarkinDog Millennium Member

    Aug 21, 1999
    .$$$ -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?
  12. Are any of your old .jpg's coming up right?
  13. No I do not.
  14. Yes, they are fine.
  15. engine101


    Apr 6, 2009
  16. 3 letters... OSX


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


    Sep 7, 2000
    Nope. It's not.