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Permission granted to use machine embroidery designs for your own commercial and personal
Permission denied to resell or give away machine embroidery designs in electronic format.
by purchasing you agree to all copyright laws.
Many users have trouble with this subject. So lets address it.
What is a zip file?
A zip file is a compressed file. This means that all the files in the folder is compressed into a
single file, making it easier to download. With out the creation of the zip file, each design
would have to be downloaded separately.
Your machine will not recognize a zip file. You will need to UN - zip it first.
Follow these steps
First: You will need a program to unzip the zip files. Or files with the .Zip extension.
Some computers come with Win-Zip, some with a trial of Win-zip. If you don't have this
program there is NO need to purchase anything.
Here is a link to a great free program that I have used for years.
Please read the instructions they have provided on their web page.
Download the .exe file
Once you have downloaded and installed the 7 zip program which is a self extracting and
installing program. Open it up.
Find your download file from Designs By Rhonda and follow these steps.
Please download your embroidery files in a place where you can find them. Some systems
automatically save in your DOWNLOAD folder unless you have changed your settings to
ask you first.
For this purpose, I am using the Download folder for an example. I have Win 8, so my file
manager may look a little different than yours.
Once you have located your Embroidery Download File.
Follow these instructions.
First open up your 7 zip program.
Go to your folder where you saved your download.
Highlight that download, it will end in .zip
and click on Extract
Once you have clicked on the Extract
You will find a folder with the name of the designs.
Highlight that folder and double click to Open folder
You will then find a zip file for each format. Some will include a Stitch or Color chart that is a
PDF file. Other designs will have a download for the Color chart on it's page on my website.
If you don't have a PDF reader, you can download it free from Adobe Adobe Reader
At this point you can choose where you want it
extracted too. To better understand, we will
just click OK
Highlight the format you need.
Click on the Extract button, just as you did before.
This will make another folder containing ALL the embroidery files for that format in a folder that
your machine can read.
If you have any problems unzipping files after following this tutorial, please feel free to contact me.
Designs By Rhonda