How to successfully unzip your
Winzip Version 14.5 or higher Click Here
Older Winzip Versions? Read Below
This tutorial will walk you through how to
successfully unzip your embroidery files using an evaluation version of
Winzip: www.winzip.com (See note in next paragraph) OR OldVersion.com (Recommended Version 7 or 8.0)
You can also download the newest version of Winzip (although they encourage people topurchase, you can actually download a trial version without purchasing: http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm you can click on "Download Winzip now"under step 2 and it will take you directly to the download of theirsoftware)
Some versions of the Microsoft Windows
Operating System will have the capability to unzip files natively without any
additional software. Usually, Windows Vista and higher have this ability. This is not covered in this tutorial but should be a simple matter of double left clicking on the zip file and saving the files to a different location. If you believe your OS supports this natively, please consult your help documentation.
Things to note: The majority of our
alphabets, fonts and monograms come in different sizes. As a measure to help
keep the files organized in a straight forward method, each size is zipped so
the alphabet is in one file. Then all the different sizes are zipped together
into a single file. This will allow you to typically have one single download
to obtain all files instead of having to download potentially hundreds of
embroidery designs one at a time.
As an example, we will be working with the
Linda Embroidery Font. The main download will be a single file in a .zip file
extension. The .zip denotes it is a zipped (compressed) file. Since the Linda
Embroidery Font comes in 3 different sizes (1, 2 and 3 inch) there will be 3
files inside of the main file named to denote the embroidery font, font size
and font format: 8cp_linda_1_jef.zip, 8cp_linda_2_jef.zip and
These separate files must be unzipped /
decompressed before you can use them in your embroidery software or machine.
Although our files are zipped twice, once
in the individual size and then again into the main file, it helps keep the
files organized and reduces the number of files you have to download.
left click on the zip file you wish to open
a dialog box asks you to “Buy Now” or “Use Evaluation Version”. Click
on ““Use Evaluation Version”.
will open the zip file to show you the contents inside. Note: You have not
unzipped the file contents at this point. You have just opened the file to see
what is inside.
the file contains additional zipped files, double left click on the file you
wish to open. If not, please continue to step 7.
a dialog box asks you to purchase or "use evaluation version".
Click on “use evaluation version”.
will again open the file to show you the contents.
should now be looking at the embroidery files in the appropriate file format:
DST, HUS, JEF, PEC, PES, XXX or VIP.
on the Extract button at the toolbar up on the top row.
will open a dialog window asking to select a location in which to extract /
unzip the files to.
10. Browse to a place you
wish to save the files on your hard drive by using the buttons on the left side
to find a location where you normally save your embroidery files.
11. Once you have the
location you wish to save your files click on the “Extract” button. The extract button can be located in several places but, in this example is on the bottom portion of the window.
12. Your files should now
have been successfully unzipped and saved to your hard drive in the folder you
selected during the extracting process.
13. You will need to repeat
this until you have successfully unzipped all of the different font sizes
contained in your purchased alphabet. NOTE: If you intended to extract the
files into the same folder location, you should create a separate folder for
each size to be saved into during the extracting process as the embroidery
designs for the same font but in different sizes are named exactly the same.
So extracting the 1 inch size of an embroidery font into the same folder as the
2 inch size of the same format will OVERWRITE the existing files.
To create a new folder click on the “New Folder”
button in the window dialog. Give it an appropriate name: Linda Embroidery
Font 2 inch