by pennifold 18 Dec 2016

Can anyone give me a heads up on an embroidery downloading programme?. When my computer went in for repairs due to a Windows problem, my 5D was removed.

I thought there was something with a number 7 in one, Wilcom, Pulse etc. Any help appreciated, love Chris


by sewist1 20 Dec 2016

Can you not reinstall the software? You may just need to install a driver for the dongle. You might find this page helpful:


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pennifold by pennifold 20 Dec 2016

Thanks Sewist1, I have to travel to Zig Zag (a sewing machine shop) and get the lady who downloaded it for me to reinstall it. I was talking to Meg and she said I should have got the disc, but I didn't. She told me how to download through Windows Explorer without the dongle. So I'm happy! Thanks for your post. Love Chris

by pennifold 19 Dec 2016

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. Love Chris

by sandralane 18 Dec 2016

Chris, you don't need a programme to download as far as I am aware. I use Wilcom true sizer to unzip, if that is what you mean. It is free. Sandra.

pennifold by pennifold 19 Dec 2016

Unfortunately I do have to have a dongle with the Husqvarna, if I don't have it in the computer a message comes up saying there is a HASP key missing! Computers, aaaggghhh! I'll try Wilcom truesizer and see what happens, I'll let everyone know. Love Chris

pennifold by pennifold 19 Dec 2016

Just downloaded the Wilcom True Sizer. I'm off to Amy's now so will try it tomorrow. Love Chris

sandralane by sandralane 19 Dec 2016

I hope it works for you Chris. Sandra.

pennifold by pennifold 20 Dec 2016

Yes, it did Sandra, yeah! And Windows Explorer. Love Chris

by dragonflyer 18 Dec 2016

Are you talking about a program to unzip the zipped folders..there is 7-Zip that is a free program...

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Dec 2016

That's the one Kim, I knew there was a number 7 in it somewhere. Ta, love Chris

by rescuer Moderator 18 Dec 2016

Be careful as you could reinstall the program that caused some trouble on your computer before.
Windows has the ability to unpack zipped folders so no need for one there. I am guessing you cannot reinstall 5d?

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Dec 2016

Hi Rescuer, I'm going to have to go back to Zig Zag Sewing machine shop where the owner downloaded the 5D programme for me about 4 years ago. With the Husqvarna I've always used the 4D and now the 5D. I believe there is another one again, they keep upgrading, but I'm happy with the 5D. Love Chris

by mrskiki 18 Dec 2016

Do you mean a program to open zip files? Like WinZip?

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Dec 2016

Yes, that's exactly what I mean. Love Chris

by awesome1 18 Dec 2016

Could you be thinking of "Data 7?" I bought it long ago when it was on special, but don't use it. It's okay, I just found other program I liked better.

pennifold by pennifold 19 Dec 2016

Thanks, what was the other programme you liked better? Love Chris

awesome1 by awesome1 19 Dec 2016

OH! I didn't understand it was a zip opener. I have no prob opening with XP..when I can't open a certain zip, I use RAR file opener.

by spendlove Moderator 18 Dec 2016

Not sure what you mean by a downloading program, Chris. Wilcom Truesizer is a free download for viewing and file conversion.

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Dec 2016

Thanks Sue, I don't have that. I've only ever had the 5D dongle that came with my Husqvarna Designer 1 and the Brother uses it too! Love Chris