by waterlily 06 Dec 2009

I used to unzip every file...look for my format....cut it....then paste it...then delete the zip file. It was very time consuming. All along, I had a program that would unzip multiple files at the same time! Ummmm... can you say stupid???

I have a program called Sew What Pro from S and S, and it does batch conversions. I can convert multiple files to my format at one time. What I didn't know until recently, it that it will also unzip all those files at the same time it converts them!! What a time saver!!!

I DO, sometimes have to go through and delete multiple versions of the same file, if several formats were included in the zip file, but they are all in one folder and easy to pick out. Then I just organize my files from the Batch Convert folder.


by marjialexa Moderator 06 Dec 2009

Glad to hear you found out what your program can do, Waterlily!! Sometimes we have these marvellous tools at our disposal, and nobody told us how to use them, unfortunately.

There's also an easier way to use WinZip. When you use the Wizard, you can unzip all the information and all the formats into the same folder in one shot, then just delete the formats you don't need. There's no cut and paste involved, and less chance to lose information thereby. When y'all talk about cutting and pasting, you make me shiver! The only thing between your design and oblivion is the clipboard of your computer. If you want to do it that way, do "copy" and paste, if you see the design copied badly or was corrupt, you still have the original to try again. If you "cut", you have nothing to go back to to recover your information. Thanks for sharing the information on Sew What Pro, those programs from Sands Computing seem like they're quite worthwhile. Hugs, Marji

waterlily by waterlily 06 Dec 2009

I never thought of the cutting being such a risky choice! Thanks for bringing that up! Copying is, indeed a much better option!

claudenicolas by claudenicolas 06 Dec 2009

Thank you Marji for this explaination about winzip***

by mcsarge 06 Dec 2009

Have you ever heard of Embird......It does the same thing, batch conversions, unzips, organizes,splits, joins, color changes and so much more, its worth the money you pay for. I have it and it does almost anything you need to do, split, merge, text, digitize, etc., etc., Go to their site and read/see for yourself. They have groups that only deal with Embird and all its functions and they are great teachers. Its a great value for your money.

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waterlily by waterlily 06 Dec 2009

I have heard ot it, and I would LOVE to get it because I would love to try digitizing, too. It's just a bit out of my price range right now. SOMEDAY....

by bokkieborduur 06 Dec 2009

Where can I get it , it sounds to good to be true/ Please let me know. Love Marie

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waterlily by waterlily 06 Dec 2009

Here is the link. They also have the Sew Iconz program. Have you heard of it? It's the BEST!