I ran embroideryarts floppy disk in my computer and finally it ask for empty disk I got one and it all seem to go on the emptydisk. When I put it in the designer one it told me no files found. Can you tell me what I did wrong?
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Re: transfer diamond Monogram program to floppy disk
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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Are you sure the floppies are corrupt? I suggest you locate a computer professional that sells used computers and tell them what you want done. I'll bet they can transfer the files to a new hard drive for your old computer or to another computer. Be aware that the older embroiderary software is not compatable with Windows Vista, 7, or 8 so don't plan on getting a new computer as part of this update.
USB Designer 1s use Disk Manager, just like their floppy disk sisters, but it needs to be Disk Manager USB. New USB Des1s came with this program on a CD, and this software was also included free when a floppy disk Des1 was converted to USB. If you bought your D1 USB new, check the disks that came with it - one should be Disk Manager USB. If you purchased the machine second hand, contact the seller and ask for the program. It is a free standing program and you don't need a dongle. Check your 3D software - you might already have what you need. Open 3D, click down arrow for Accessories (far right-hand side) - what does your Disk Manager say? If it says Disk Manager USB you are okay to go.
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.
If none of the above helps you, there is always the cheap cost embroidery software alternatives: Embird or Sew What. I believe they can write to Designer 1 USB sticks now.
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.
The Designer 1 will not read a .hus file directly from a floppy disk. The file should be written to the floppy disk through "disk manager". This will convert many different stitch file formats, including .hus and .vip, to the .shv format required by the Designer 1. If you happen to look at the files on the floppy after disk manager creates it, you will see one or two other files. Those are the magical ones that make the machine read the .shv's. Disk manager will allow you to select multiple designs to write to the disk by selecting the blue camera icon and then clicking on the designs you want from the proper directory. Then, write to the disk.
You can get the floppy drive replaced. I did tons of them! I don't think it is you. Sometimes you can "wiggle" the floppy a bit with the little flap door open and get it to read. Not a huge deal to replace.
You need to use either Organizer or Disk Manager to put designs on the floppy disk. Both of these are Husqvarna programs, not part of your computers operating system. If you copy shv file directly, the machine does not have all of the information that it needs to read the files. If the folder containing your original shv files that you purchased contains additional files, you just need to copy EVERY file within that folder to the floppy disk and it might work. Don't attempt to move individual files to the floppy. You will need them all.
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.
You don't have to convert your Des1 to USB. Make sure you have the correct machine and transfer method selected in 4D Configure. I used to have trouble writing to the floppy sometimes in my old Customizing software. What worked for me was: Don't put the floppy in the drive yet; hit the "Write" button; you will get a "Disk not Found" or something like that message; put the floppy in then; and click OK or the best option you will be offered. That seemed to make the program kick-start the "look for floppy" process. I belong to another Designer 1 support group and recall this subject has been discussed some time back. If I find out more information for you, I will pass it on. Pamsquilt
Your internal memory files could be full and need some designs deleted, the monogram design might not be centred in the hoop so it registers outside the sewing field, The hoop selected might be too small for the design.