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"How To" save files from the internet to your computer.
First, locate the file or files you want to download from your favorite site or page. Click the link to get the file and you will see the "File Download" dialog box pop up. Your options are to either open the file from its current location or save the file directly to disk.
For this particular illustration of "How To Save Files from the 'Net", we are using embroidery designs, located on the Embroidery SA website.
Whichever software files you choose, you will want to save the files to disk. This is typical for almost ALL files you download. If you want to preview a sound or video file, you can open it from its current location. It will spawn the appropriate program on your computer and run. If you like what you see or hear, you can then save it.
When you select "Save this file to disk", the Save As dialog box pops up. The computer wants to know where you want to put the file. Select a location on your hard drive to save the file. We recommend your Desktop, in order to find it quickly. At this point, it's a good idea to create a new folder for that particular file. In the example shown, I have selected the Make New Folder Icon, and named the folder Embroidery Designs. I will put ALL of my designs into this folder, and create sub-folders based on the type of designs being downloaded.
For example, if I have a file of an angel design, I would put it in the Embroidery Designs folder, and into a sub-folder named Angels. For every type of design, you should make a different sub-folder for it.
I found a free sample pack of different baby designs. I double-clicked on the Embroidery Designs folder to open it, made a new sub-folder by selecting the "Make New Folder" icon, and named it Babies. I then double-clicked the Babies folder to open it and started my download.
The WinZip file is then saved in the Babies folder. Simple huh? When you have many designs, and they are archived properly, it is much easier to find them based on a folder name. This will save you many hours of search time in the course of a year.
From the sample dialog box shown to the right, you can see that Babies.zip is being downloaded into my Babies sub-folder in the Embroidery Designs Main Folder.
Please note: This a suggestion on how to download and archive a file, and may not represent the way you do it. Whichever method you choose, remember: a neat and tidy hard drive is a happy hard drive.
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