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How to download embroidery from floppies to a stick

I have purchased a external drive for my floppies but am not able to down load to a stick or even on the machine.

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The floppy disc format will be different to what the external hard drive uses or a stick uses. check with your local it nerd shop and find out how it can be done.

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I am not 100% sure of this, but I think that maybe the last update for 3D software (version 7.25) might have included Disk Manager USB. Go to the Husqvarna website and make sure your 3D is updated to the latest version.

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If this machine uses memory cards, you will need a reader/writer unit and a rewritable memory card in the format of the machine.

If the machine uses floppy discs, you need a PC that has a disc drive for floppies or you will need an external drive.

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Hi - I think you have a Viking Designer 1, which has a slot for a floppy disk on the side of the machine. If so, you need to purchase embroidery software that supports file type .sv1, and you will need to buy floppy disks.

You can buy embroidery software from Viking that will allow you to write design files onto floppy disks, but you can find other embroidery software packages that support the D1 which cost quite a bit less - make sure that file type .sv1 is supported before you buy.

Viking does sell designs that come on a D1 floppy disk. You can just pop the floppy into the machine, select you design, and go. You can find Viking designs online from time to time, but before you buy, ask if a floppy is included - the newer Viking design packages come with a DVD but might not include the floppy for the D1.

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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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Push the floppy drive lid inwards and do the following:

First of all, check for any visible thread or dust inside the floppy drive.

Secondly clean the drive by blowing it with compressed air.

If this does not help, it is time to upgrade your machine to USB. Great to work with. Cost: plus minus $500.00.

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You need the USB Manager software to view the files. Have a look at all the software that were supplied with the machine. Load the embroidery software on your laptop and then open the USB manager.

When it opens it will show a light blue screen and grey icons to the left. Click in "disk", then click on "read disk" and you should be able to see your designs. The grey icons will turn orange were designs are stored, and the grey ones indicate empty space for more designs.

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