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#1 Nicole1970

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:35 PM

Hi there,

I am getting ready to make my first purchase of DS Supplies but don't really want them on my computer's hard drive (cause they will majorly slow my computer down) is there a way to save them to say external hard drive and can I make new folders within my external hard drive (ie: Collections, Alphas etc etc) if I can how would I unzip them. Or am I best to just download to computer hard drive then save to external hard drive & CD?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:23 AM

I download directly to my EHD. I have no trouble unzipping them and creating folders on the EHD. You can unzip through Windows, but if you have a large number of files, you'd probably appreciate Extract Now, a free program that does it quickly. Enjoy playing with your new goodies!
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#3 Nicole1970

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:38 AM

Thanks for your reply how do I set it up to download directly onto an EHD? I am totally new to this so need all the help I can get before a I try to download:)

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:40 AM

Oh & do I put extract now on my EHD to unzip them?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:40 AM

Welcome to ScrapGirls!!

I download to my laptop's download folder. Then I unzip the files (using Extract Now) to my "unzip" folder. Then I copy them from there to their folders on my ehd. That's my "system"...everyone does it differently. I do believe most people store their supplies on their ehd!

Good luck!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:39 AM

Here's how I would do it:

~Put Extract Now on your computer's internal hard drive.
~Download your SG files to whatever drive and folder you choose -- you will get this option when you click the DL link and select "Save As." Here you can direct the location of the download.
~Pull your zip files into Extract Now and click "Extract." Extract Now's default is to unzip your files to the folder and drive that your zips are already in.
~Do some kind of back-up -- burn to a disc, sync with another EHD, etc.
~Delete your zip files.

HTH!!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:13 AM

I haven't been storing supplies on my ehd, but my computer is getting majorly slow; would that help?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:24 AM

I've noticed a bit of improvement in the performance of my computer since I moved all my stuff (everything - photos, digiscrap supplies, and documents) from my internal to my external drive.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:44 AM

Here's how I would do it:

~Put Extract Now on your computer's internal hard drive.
~Download your SG files to whatever drive and folder you choose -- you will get this option when you click the DL link and select "Save As." Here you can direct the location of the download.
~Pull your zip files into Extract Now and click "Extract." Extract Now's default is to unzip your files to the folder and drive that your zips are already in.
~Do some kind of back-up -- burn to a disc, sync with another EHD, etc.
~Delete your zip files.

HTH!!


^^That's what I do. I save all my files to my EHD and use Extract Now to unzip them all quickly.

I also keep my zip files on a different EHD as a method of backup. There have been some instances where I needed to go back and unzip some of the files, since I accidentally saved over the original versions or they became corrupted.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:20 AM

Here's how I would do it:

~Put Extract Now on your computer's internal hard drive.
~Download your SG files to whatever drive and folder you choose -- you will get this option when you click the DL link and select "Save As." Here you can direct the location of the download.
~Pull your zip files into Extract Now and click "Extract." Extract Now's default is to unzip your files to the folder and drive that your zips are already in.
~Do some kind of back-up -- burn to a disc, sync with another EHD, etc.
~Delete your zip files.

HTH!!

I keep my zip files on my ehd too!

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