by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Cuties, can someone explain something to me? If I have a zipped folder with the design formats. Can I delete the one that I do not need. For example I need PES, Can I delete DST, XXX, ART....? Or do I need to keep them in the folder for the PES format to work? Thank you for your knowledge or opinions. Thank you. Peg

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by bevgrift 03 Apr 2012

I use Pe-Design and cannot see what is in the zip.I view all designs using design Database.

In windows, I open the zip and highlight only the Pes, HUS and Instruction (if I think I will need it),Then COPY to the folder for that site.
Then delete the zip folder.
note: empty your recycle bin cos that takes up space too.

Hugs Bev

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wp1012 by wp1012 03 Apr 2012

Thank you very much.

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by killiecrankie 03 Apr 2012

If you are not sure what some of the folders contain ,open them up because some might just be links to their site or just something else which you have no need of. I don't delete all the formats that I don't use only the ones I haven't heard of because you might get a new machine which uses a different format later.I save all the zipped folders in another folder & every month move them over to my external hard drive

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wp1012 by wp1012 03 Apr 2012

Thank for the info.

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by eteaff 02 Apr 2012

Just one addition. Be sure your instruction come along and also the PDF. I have deleted many of them. They don't all come with them but some do. And latter when you need them they are handy to have trust me. I have just learned this one myself. Hugs & Stitches, Liz

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wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Thanks Liz I will watch out for that.

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by shirlener88 02 Apr 2012

Peg, I see you have your answer - YES delete them - they take up space on your PC - you need it for more designs. Hehehe!

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wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Yes Shirlene, you are right I do need more space for designs. And how are you these days? You and Rick are in my prayers. Hugs Peg.

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by mary51 02 Apr 2012

Yes you can my is PES too.

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wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Thank you for your help. I have to be taking a lot of space for memory by keeping all of these files.

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by rachap 02 Apr 2012

Great question, thanks for asking it AND thanks to all we answered. Will give you all a flower.

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wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Thanks. I thought my brain was not working as it should. Maybe I knew it before but now do not have that knowledge now. Thanks again for making me feel better. And a flower back to you.

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by zoefzoef 02 Apr 2012

I do the same as sciencewidow does; del all the unnecessary extensions; only keep the files with color sheet or extra explaination. Make sure the first part of the name is the same, so if you file them they are close together

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wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Thanks

airyfairy by airyfairy 03 Apr 2012

I do exactly the same Linda.

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by rsehorse 02 Apr 2012

Yes, that's what I doo. Then purchase a USB stick and copy all your files to that as a backup.

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wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Thank I will be busy for a while.

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by babsie 02 Apr 2012

Yes, what I do is delete all but the PES one and THEN I have a folder - Zipped files for backup that I send the zipped one to as it is small. The zipped file I backup every so often. This I learned from Meganne.

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wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Thanks. Right now I have all the file for almost every design.

bethelb by bethelb 02 Apr 2012

Watch those sticks . I didnt know mine fell on the floor and up it went into the vaccuum. It was a naked little piece of metal after that. Who knows how many desiugns went away.

wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

I have already dropped mine and it does not work any more.

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by pcteddyb 02 Apr 2012

Yes, you can delete. I do. I have a TON of files just with the format that I need - I don't keep what I don't (and if I were to ever get a machine with a different format I could convert my PES to that format).

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wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Thanks. This is going to make migraine worse.

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by lesleyann 02 Apr 2012

yes you can delete all the formats that you don't want. regards lesley

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wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Thank you very much Lesley.

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by suelyn7 02 Apr 2012

Yes you can. You only need to keep the pes if that's what your machine uses, bin the rest Suelyn

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wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Thank you Suelyn. What does bin the rest mean? I don't understand. Sorry a computer dummy at work.

suelyn7 by suelyn7 02 Apr 2012

Send them to the recycle bin delete them

wp1012 by wp1012 02 Apr 2012

Okay now I understand. Sorry my brain does not work the same after brain surgery. Thank you so much for the info.

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