I BEG YOUR PARDON......
Kindly exchange the term "embedded image" for "thumbnail" in the question.......Sorry....
If that does not make a difference....or even if it does...I proceeded as such.
No go..............Even threw in a re-boot to ..boot.....Hmmmmm
1- I regularly use C cleaner..if that cleans the off line content. But I did the #1 procedure nonetheless. It took a full 30 seconds to stop cleaning.
2- That item was already unchecked.
I did not try to change the computer default.
When attempting to open a saved Bitmap file....
I did the right click/"open with" AND also the right click/properties/open with and a window entitled "Adobe Photoshop Starter Edition 3.0" opened and read "Photoshop cannot start or continue because of missing file(s). Please re-install."
All is back to the way it was. This is not a critical fix as I can switch between IE6 and Firefox.
So why not just stay with Firefox for such activity.......Because Firefox cannot "see" a regular thumbnail until you save it to the desktop and then open the file. Within the e-mail where the thumbnail pic would be....a small blue, green and pink square/diamond/triangle appear in the corner.
Perhaps the entire issue resides in the way the items a sent to me in the e-mail..... i. e. the format in which the sender attached the thumbnail....and perhaps using which program.
Edited by 1Bart, 10 December 2007 - 09:58 PM.