downloading embrodiery files to a Mac

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  1. Sneaux macrumors newbie

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    I have a customer who owns a Mac and when she attempted to download an unzipped embroidery file (jef extension) she was greeted with the message this was not possible, that it had to have a .dmf extension and she was given the option to use both (nameoffile.jef.dmf)

    This did not work at all.

    How do you download an embroidery file while keeping the extension intact?

    She transfers her file to a jump drive and then to her machine. We tried downloading directly to the jump drive - same message.

    She is going to try to use her Windows parallel and see if that will work.

    I would appreciate any assistance/advice!
     
  2. annk Administrator

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    Could you post a link to such a file? Then we could try ourselves.
     
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    Embroidery files

    This will work for pes files... (and I only had a link to the pes file for you to download. ) - my customer downloads in jef format.
     
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    Embroidery files and Macs

    Thank you SO very much!

    Are you a machine embroiderer?

    Stop by the site I gave earlier.. 49 free designs a day. :) (don't mean to advertise here)
     
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    No, I'm not, but I love a how-can-I-open-this-kind-of-file challenge. I believe every kind of file can be opened if you just don't give up. :p

    Glad it works. :)
     
  9. marndt macrumors member

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    You can save the .jef file, e. g. with the context menu item "Download Linked File As ..." (Safari). As long as you're not interested in its content, the file can be copied to an USB stick and transfered to the Janome embroidery machine.

    To view Janome embroideries it's not nessessary to use StitchBuddy (USD 25), but a free QuickLook plugin StitchBuddy-QL exists. With this plugin embroidery file icons show their content within the Finder (and other QuickLook enabled applications) and a QuickLook preview is displayed when hitting the spacebar. StitchBuddy-QL supports JEF, SEW, PES, DST, EXP and VP3 designs.

    HTH, Matthias :apple:
     

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