In SQL 2000, if you ran a query and saved the results, the file saved in ansi format. In SQL 2005, the file saves with unicode instead. This is causing problems with the external system that a particular file goes to. I do not see an option to change this. I googled the issue and all the responses referred to the screen where you specify what file to save the results to and they mention the encoding drop down box. When I save the results to file, I do not have an encoding drop down option - I only see this if I save the file first, open it in Notepad, and then I can resave in ansi, but this is too much of a hassle. Can't this be saved in ansi directly from SQL 2005?