Hi, > From: ".jeff" <jeff at members.evolt.org> > same here -- constantly. Thanks for confirming that it's not just me. > i'm simply checking > the trimmed length of the file upload field's value. if it's greater than 0 > i delete the existing pic and upload the new one (or try, it seems). Yep, there's the problem i think - since IE still gives that field some value like "c:\windows\temp" when the form is submitted without a file. It's got a length > 0 regardless. What occurs to me is the possibility of uploading the "file" to the server with a different/temporary name, then testing the filesize of the uploaded file. If that file is larger than x (some piddly little number), then rename the file to replace the old one. Don't know if that can be done on one page, or if it's a 2-step thing. anyway, it's worth thinking about. i might have a look at that with one of my sites in the next couple of days. i'll let you know if i come up with anything. matt g.