IE7 shows a red X instead of .png

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Ryan Ramsey, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Ryan Ramsey

    Ryan Ramsey Guest

    I recently ran into this issue on one machine, but no others.

    I am running Vista Ultimate and when I go to a web page with a .png file in
    its content, I get the little red 'x' instead of the graphic.

    To date I have tried almost everything, including getting rid of temporary
    internet files, resetting securities, reverifying system files and still I
    get the X.

    The one caveat is that if i do "Run As Administrator" the png files show.

    Im sure this is some kind of a config issue but I am at a loss for what to
    do next.

    Any ideas?

    Ryan Ramsey, Aug 20, 2007
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    Don Varnau Guest

    From an archived post:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: OlBan...[at]
    Date: Jun 26, 6:49 am
    Subject: IE7 PNG Images Do Not Display
    To: microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

    Hello All,

    I have done some research on this issue and it is not a registry
    problem. The problem lays in the User Account Control (UAC). Windows
    Vista only has 1 true Adninistrator Account which is hidden by
    default, even if you create a new Adminstrator account you still won't
    see the images. If you want to view .png images, turn off UAC. After
    turning off UAC goto a site with .png's and see if you can view them.

    Hopefully Microsoft will fix this issue in one of their upcoming
    - - -
    Obviously, running with User Account Control disabled is not recommended,
    but I haven't seen another solution.

    Not a solution, but, another poster wrote that the problem started after
    installing Firefox.

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Aug 20, 2007
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