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You need software that can open the design. A computer does not come with software that will open sewing design files. Vikings current software is called 5D.

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I have loaded files on to USB stick but the machine doesn't seem to read them. Any help I really appreciated.


Check to make sure your flash drive has the correct format that is recognized by your sewing machine. That is the only known issue I know that can cause this problem. I work on computers and see oversights quite frequently. Read thru your manual and make sure the format. Windows may not be able to format it to the correct format for your machine. Size of the drive being used mat not be compatible with your unit.

I found this site you may want to read thru to see if any of this applies.

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How do I know if this is a Machine issue, a Memory card issue or an error in the design file?


Read the files back to computer to check they are there. Open folder by pressing it , should then show designs

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Transferring DVD designs to USB stick for my Husqvarna Designer 1


First you need your 4D software installed on your computer (or which ever version you are using). Insert the DVD into your drive. Then open your embroidery program and then click File and Open. When the new window opens, search for your DVD drive then find the embroidery you want and click Open. The embroidery yoiu chose should open in your embroidery program with the hoop displayed on the screen. Then save the embroidery under a new name in your embroidery design folder on your computer. Then insert your USB into your computer, Open Disk Manager and Read your USB. Then click on one of the empty squares and then click File then Open. In the new window find the embroidery file you saved under a new name on your computer and choose it. It should show up in the empty square you clicked on. Then Write to your USB. Now you are ready to move your USB to your machine and the embroidery should be there. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Oct 17, 2013 | Husqvarna Designer I

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My D1 still runs designs from a floppy. I have the 4D software. What computer extension do I need to save my designs to, in order for the sewing machine to be able to stitch them. So far I'm having no luck...


Your Designer 1 will read none of the file formats you listed. It uses .shv which is a special file type created just for the Designer 1. Some embroidery sellers offer this format, but most do not. You don't need the .shv if you have the 4D software. When you purchase designs, you can buy almost any format you want and your software will deal with it. Most Husqvarna Designer owners purchase designs in .vp3 or .pes format. Avoid .art designs.

You need to set up your software using the Configure module. You can access this either by locating your 4D software folder on your hard drive - in that folder there should be an .exe called Configure - or use a link in your normal 4D screen once you open the program. Look for the icon along the top that looks like a screwdriver and pliers (or something like that). In Configure use the Send 1 tab to tell your software that you have a floppy disk Designer 1.

When you want to load designs for your sewing machine, open 4D Disk Manager (it will be in the drop-down Accessories box using the arrow beside the Configure button). You need to have the correctly formatted floppy disk in your computer's floppy disk drive. If you don't have one, you can format a blank one from within the Disk Manager module. Most importantly if you are using a floppy that already has been used in your Designer 1, you need to use the Read Disk icon along the top. The designs already on your floppy are read into the program. You can then add whatever designs you want by using the Open (icon showing an open manilla folder) or View (looks like a blue camera) buttons. Then you choose the Write Disk button to put not only your newly added designs on the floppy disk, but to also put back the ones that were already on it. Click "Yes" when asked if you want to erase designs already on the disk. It is quite safe provided you read the disk into Disk Manager first, as described above.


Jun 10, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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Get error message "stitch file too large for hoop". I have resized and still no luck putting it onto my card. I have the 3D program and recently downloaded files that should have been compatible.


You need to be sure to click the Centre button and Apply before saving. Also look at the design close-up and check for any stray stitches outside the sewing area for the hoop you want to use. Use the Edit tab in 3D Customising to remove these stitches, then re-save using the buttons as above. If that doesn't work, try saving the design in another format (.pes for instance), then bring it back into 3D Customising, click buttons as above and re-save as .vp3 or whatever you prefer.

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Programable cards do eventually pack up. Test it with your reader writter.

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Put the floppy disk in your computer and look at the files that are on the disk using windows explorer. If the names have common file extensions such as .hus, .vip, .vp3, .pes or the like, the files are in the wrong format for the machine to read. For the Designer 1, you must have them in .shv format. The floppy should contain 4 menu files and a couple of extras that you won't know about but they are still important for the machine to read the disk.

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The Designer 1 needs the design in an shv format in order to read it. The floppy disk for an older machine may be created using several different programs but the Husqvarna Viking module is known as Disk Manager. It is included with many of the HV software packages. With a newer USB Designer 1, the program is Disk Manager USB.

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