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Thread: Can't read designs on my NEW Janome 350E Machine - Please Help

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    Super Member callen's Avatar
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    Unhappy Can't read designs on my NEW Janome 350E Machine - Please Help

    I just bought a Janome 350E embroidery only machine & I have downloaded designs for the 1st time from emblibrary.com. I thought I had to download them zipped so that's what I did. They are on my computer desktop & I then moved them also to a thumb drive to put in my 350E. When I went to open them in my 350E nothing is happening - no designs or anything. When I check the thumb drive the list shows up but nothing when I put them in my machiine. What did I do wrong? Emblibrary says maybe my machine only reads unzipped designs but I can't find that info anywhere in my manual. Does anyone on this board have this machine & can someone help me with this machine. I have never had a Janome before so maybe I am doing something wrong. HELP please.
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    Zipping and unzipping files are done on your PC, not the sewing machine. A zipped file is a compressed format often many files compressed together to make it quicker to download. You need to uncompress them. What operating system are you using? Windows 7? Look on your PC under windows help. There will be instructions on how to unzip or uncompress the files. Do this on your PC and then move the individual files to your thumb drive.
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    If you do not have winzip download the free one and unzip the designs and put on your thumb drive.From here are in download them unzipped onto youb thumb drive.

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    I'm not sure if you got any type of software with your machine or not. My ruby came with the basice 5D software and I save the zipped files into folders and then just double click on them and it opens them up. It's really that simple. After you open them that is when you save them to go to your machine. Good luck.
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    Go to the screen that shows the list of the downloaded design. Right click on one of the design titles. Click on 'Extract all'. They have to be extracted from the zipped file in order to be processed by your machine. Save these embroidery files in a separate file you create so you can easily identify them. Hook up computer to machine via USB (if not using Flash Drive). From Start Menu, open 'Computer', you should see which drive is attached to your machine-open this window. Click on the embroidery file you want to embroider, and slide it into the window you just opened. The embroidery design should show up on your sewing machine screen.
    Depending on what programs you have installed on your computer, this is one way to do it.

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    Alo, you only have to save the format that your machine uses so all the others can be deleted and it won't crowd your computer files and/or your Thumb Drive.

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    Emlibrary gives you the choice to download zipped or unzipped. just go back and download it again. They will let you download again.
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    Hi,
    I have the 350e and you need to save the files in the folder "emb5" and then into the "my designs" folder. If you don't do that, you won't see them on the machine. Hope this helps!

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    i just went through this on the board.I have janome 11000 and even after unzip canot see desgins in a picture.
    I just bought a program
    http://embrilliance.com/store/index....877i29s1tgog37
    they wanted 20 shipping to had a friend in michigan and she shipped it for 3.30
    I tried a free download but couldn`t get it to work.
    A lot of people love embird but expensive.
    Hope this helps.
    Gale

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    Congratulations on your new machine. I love my 350E! When I first got it, I had the same problem--because my thumb drive was not formatted. Here's a link to the Janome forum on this topic--the second post gives detailed instructions on how to format the drive. It is very easy. http://content.janome.com/fusetalk/f...&enterthread=y

    Emblibrary is my favorite site for designs! Kenny has an excellent article on organizing designs at this link: http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/elproje...log=Elprojects

    Unzipping the file is easy: right-click on it, then click "Extract all". But when I download from emblibrary, I just download the unzipped version. I also click on "PDF" under "Color Sheet", and save the color sheet with the unzipped "jef" file. (When I am ready to actually do the design, I print out the color sheet and mark my thread choices on it for future reference. I use Madeira polyneon thread, so I use a conversion chart from Janome to my thread colors. When I am finished with a design, I file the hard copy of the color sheet in a notebook.) Also, when I order a design, I click on the picture of the design, and right-click on "Save Image" and file that picture with the "jef" file and the "PDF Color Sheet". I make a separate folder for each design, and then file them in categories similar to the design categories at emblibrary (i.e., flowers, holidays, children, etc.). I have an icon on my desktop that takes me directly to all my embroidery files.

    To copy a design from the computer to the thumb drive, right-click on the "jef" file, then click "Send to" and click on the appropriate drive.

    A word of caution: Never put the thumb drive into the embroidery machine before the machine is turned on--it will erase the contents of the thumb drive. Ask me how I know that tidbit of information....

    I hope this helps. If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask! Good luck and enjoy your wonderful new machine.

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