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how do I adjust my Mime Settings?

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I'm having a MIME type error when uploading a legitimate JPG file (RGB Mode) to a website for re-sale.

Their support team wrote back saying that I must do this for it to work/upload properly: "If the jpeg you are uploading is a RGB jpeg (not an sRGB jpeg) and you are still not able to upload, you may be receiving a MIME-Type error. In short, your internet browser does not know what type of file it is uploading to iStockphoto. The MIME-Type should be set to "application/x-zip-compressed. Somehow this setting has been changed on your system. You may wish to reset your browser setting to their default or try using a different browser to upload files to the site."

Can you help me resolve this error or conflict?

Thanks in advance


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This is a little confusing. Do they want to you zip up your JPEG files in a ZIP archive? Otherwise, I don't see why the file should be identified as "application/x-zip-compressed". If you are creating a zip archive using Windows XP's compressed folder feature, you might try a different zip program such as WinZip or the free 7-zip software.

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You can try to delete the file mimeTypes.rdf in the Firefox Profile Folder

You may also need to inspect the MIME database with the registry editor (regedit.exe) and do a search for that MIME type (file extension) via Ctrl + F.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type

Be careful with editing the registry as there is no Undo possible: all changes are applied immediately.
You can export key(s) before making changes.

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Yes, the files mentioned earlier are not going to be zipped or compressed in any way. Their request puzzles me too. I don't see a need to include the zip language in there either.

I have met all their guidelines for uploading but still get the same error.