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Viewing Attached Images in Forum Posts

by Sgreen / November 15, 2006 10:52 PM PST

Have 2 pc's - both have XP SP2 using eTrust AZ Armor with it's FW being a "rebadged" ZoneAlarm - or so I've been told. I've checked the settings on each pc's FW, and they appear to be the same. Also, on each pc in IE/Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Multimedia, Show Pictures is selected.

There is a car forum that we like and some of the members post image attachments, but from one pc the images cannot be viewed. Images are able to be viewed that are posted directly into the message, but the ones with attachments show up as "Attached Thumbnails" with a blank rectangular box below. On the other pc, on the exact same posting I see "Attached Images" and in the rectangular box are .jpg links that I can open.

Any suggestions as to what settings need to be changed to be able to view them from both pc's? Thank you.

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A Suggestion..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 16, 2006 8:27 AM PST

Please click on the link below and follow the instructions to install the newest version of Java and the Windows Scripting Host.. It will also give you settings to change.. Perform all the steps:

Java Installation Instructions...

Hope this helps.


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Just tried your suggestion ...
by Sgreen / November 16, 2006 10:49 PM PST
In reply to: A Suggestion..

and went through each step listed, downloading and installing a new Java and Windows Script 5.6, but the links to the images still do not appear in the rectangular box. I lowered the settings on the Privacy tab to just below Medium and then again to the lowest, but neither of those settings made a difference either. I set Privacy back on Medium.

Thanks for responding.

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Lots Of Other Possibilities
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 8:29 AM PST
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I read the thread ...
by Sgreen / November 21, 2006 6:33 AM PST

you posted, and I have tried several of the mentioned fixes. One thing I am considering doing is installing FoxFire on that pc and see if the images might be visible using that browser.

Thank you for your suggestions. They are really appreciated.

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I found a solution ...
by Sgreen / November 22, 2006 11:07 PM PST

maybe not the best solution, but it does work. I disabled the eTrust FW and enabled the Windows XP FW on that pc, and now the images are visible.

I appreciate the suggestions for fixes to the problem. Thank you.

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That now gives you the time and oppourtunity
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 23, 2006 6:39 AM PST
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to examine the E-Trust firewall and find out why that particular one was firewalling images. It will be a setting somewhere.


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Thanks for the post ...
by Sgreen / November 24, 2006 1:18 AM PST

and perhaps I can do more research after the holidays and determine exactly which setting is the problem.

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