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Downloading designs from the internet

I cannot seem to get the design once unzipped and in a file to be able to then copy on the floppy. I have design I Hus with customizing plus embroidery machine.

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Disk Manager is part of Customizing software, in case you were wondering if you needed to buy more software. Ask again if you are having trouble locating it. You also need to format your floppy disk in Disk Manager before writing your designs to it.

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Where can i download a manual on Disk manager book that came with the customizing plus embroidery system?

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Windows XP and Vista will "unzip it" automatically by double clicking the file and uncompress or unzip. then you must copy it to the floppy(or USB stick depending on machine) with the program called Disk Manager. Only disk manager transfered designs work on the designer 1

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