Why can't I save gif files?

For some reason whenever I try to save an animated gif onto my computer, the first thing I notice is in the little box where it asks me what type of file I want to save it as, it's just blank. I can't pull down the drop-down bar, and I can't save it as anything. I can still save it as what I'd... show more For some reason whenever I try to save an animated gif onto my computer, the first thing I notice is in the little box where it asks me what type of file I want to save it as, it's just blank. I can't pull down the drop-down bar, and I can't save it as anything. I can still save it as what I'd assume is just some generic type of file.

Then why I try to open the file, it just opens up my photo gallery with everything BUT that gif file.

Can someone help me?
Update: Even when I try to add .gif to the file name, the same problem happens.
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