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PC card adapter

I can't get my machine to read the designs which I have transfered for my computer to my PC card. I just got the machine, so do I somehow need to format either the PC card, my computer or my machine?

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I too have just purchased a new machine and had same problem.  You have to put the card in your sewing machine first to format it.  My machine is a Janome 10001 but think it is the same concept.  When I save a design from the internet to the card I have to drag the design into one of the Emb folders which will show up on your card after it is formatted.  Then after saving the design I can go back to the Emb folder that I saved it in and it will show up on the machine.  Hope this helps.

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