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Article ID: 180030 - Last Review: May 10, 2007 - Revision: 4.4

This article was previously published under Q180030


When you download an Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file from a Web page in Internet Explorer and save the file to your hard disk, the file may be saved with a .ps extension instead of an .eps extension.


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Double-click My Computer.
  2. On the View menu, click Options or Folder Options.
  3. Click the File Types tab, and then click New Type.
  4. In the Description Of Type box, type Postscript.
  5. In the Associated Extension box, type ps, .eps. NOTE: If you do not type a space between "ps," and ".eps," when you download files with the .eps extension or the .ps extension, the files are saved with a ".ps,.eps" extension.
  6. In the Content Type (MIME) box, type application/postscript.
  7. In the Default Extension For Content Type box, click ".ps, .eps," click OK, and then click OK again.
  8. Empty your Temporary Internet Files folder. To do so, follow these steps:

    Internet Explorer 4.0 and 4.01:

    1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the View menu.
    2. Under Temporary Internet Files, click Delete Files.
    3. Click OK, and then click OK again.
    Internet Explorer 3.02:

    1. In Internet Explorer, click Options on the View menu.
    2. Click the Advanced tab, click Settings, and then click Empty Folder.
    3. Click Yes, click OK, and then click OK again.


To work around this problem, rename the encapsulated PostScript file so that it has an .eps extension instead of a .ps extension.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02
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