Thanks everyone for the info. I downloaded them again and when I opened the file it had a selfextracting program built in and I guess my computer was not sure aboutit. All went well.
I scanned these for viruses and they are safe; need the right machine to use these, I guess; otherwise,they are useless. Too bad-they are very nice.
An exe file is a compressed file-like zip or rar-containing format files. It does not need an unzipping program to get those out. It, itself is not a machine format.
An exe file is a "self executable" file, meaning, when you click on it, it extracts the information without using winzip or something else. You can right click on it, and should see a choice to check with your virus software if the contents are okay.
The exe files make a diskette for the older Designer1 that has no usb-port. I never downloaded those but choose the embroidery files instead.
I think you read my freebe post yesterday- and the designs you mention are from a gallery named "picture". I did not download these, but I suppose they are for use in the digitizer software.
And the special stitches for the Husqvarna and Pfaff machines I found on another site came as a machine update too (the self extracting installation .exe files) and are only useful when you have the machine - by running the exe files the machine software gets updated and the new stitches are installed to your machine.
But the designs I liked.
For those who wonder what we are talking about:
That is typical for older Husqvarna designs. It will probably give you an shv menu file type which is for the Designer 1 machine. If they are any of the 2009 designs that is the case. If not, I can check it out for you if you let me know which designs they are. -- Aileen
Thank you, they are in the print gallery 1 and 2. There is sweet peas, Clematis, etc.
I really like them.