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Thread: WinZip--I must be doing something wrong

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    Super Member Joeysnana's Avatar
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    I am new to machine embroidery and just shaking my head in dismay. I download the free designs, click on "extract" in Winzip on my computer. I assume they get unzipped. Should I be able then to see the designs (pes)on my computer or do I only see them when I transfer them to a thumb drive and put them in my Brother embroidery machine?

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    When I unzip mine, a new folder of the unzipped file appears in a new window.
    The zipped and unzipped file should both be in the same place you designated them to download to. You can delete the zipped file, as you don't need it anymore. :D:D:D

    I am not sure what you mean by "see them?"

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    What file are you unzipping them to? It makes a difference I have a ME file I put all mine in but I use PED basic for mine. I don't have a thumb drive spot on my machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeysnana
    I am new to machine embroidery and just shaking my head in dismay. I download the free designs, click on "extract" in Winzip on my computer. I assume they get unzipped. Should I be able then to see the designs (pes)on my computer or do I only see them when I transfer them to a thumb drive and put them in my Brother embroidery machine?
    I think you will only be able to see them when you get them to the machine. That's the way it is with my Elna 8300 and jef files. I always try to rename mine in a way that I have a clue what they are. I am new to this too and still experiencing tons of frustration.

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    If you have an application, which can read .pes files on your computer, you can assign that application to the .pes extension and it will be used to open up that type of file. This would be some sort of embroidery design software package. If you do not have this type of sofware on your PC, you will only be able to see the designs on your embroidery machine.

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    Thanks everyone for the help!! I ordered Embrilliance Thumbnailer software yesterday so things should be easier for me, I hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    What file are you unzipping them to? It makes a difference I have a ME file I put all mine in but I use PED basic for mine. I don't have a thumb drive spot on my machine
    I use PED also...when I download a free one it goes into my "brother downloads" file and then I have to unzip it from there. From there I can see it in the PED basic...

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    now a real dumb question. How do you unzip them?

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