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From: SewingStephanie
Date: 09-23-2006, 10:28 PM (1 of 3)
What program do you use to open PES embroidery files with? I can't unzip them...

User: SewingStephanie
Member since: 02-08-2006
Total posts: 40
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 09-24-2006, 12:01 AM (2 of 3)
Stephanie you need a program some like amazing designs software, PE design software which is for Brother and Babylock machines or you could get a free download 30 frre trail of Embird and unzip them there. If they are zipped then you have to unzip them with winzip and then view the files with one of the programs I suggested. If you have one of those software programs then you will have to unzip them first with winzip. Hope I didn't confuse you more.
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User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: mamadus
Date: 09-24-2006, 09:25 PM (3 of 3)
stephanie... if the files are zipped (the file extension is .zip) then you will need to unzip them first... you can do this with winzip (free download) winrar (also a free download) and I think XP has an unzipping capability also... try just double clicking on them to unzip.... if the files are .pes , you will need an embroidery software to open them....such as pe-design, buzz tools, Embird, and hte list goes on ... you can download a free 30day trial of Embird from if you decide to buy embird, I would suggest you buy your registration number from (about 20% cheaper) and at the same time, you might want to get Embird Iconizer, which allows you to see a thumbnail of each design in windows explorer, so you don't have to actually open the design, hope this helps...

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User: mamadus
Member since: 12-31-2004
Total posts: 492
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