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Working with ZIP files

This video will introduce you to working with ZIP extension files.

What are Zip files?

Zip files are single files, sometimes called "archives", that contain one or more compressed files. Zip files make it easy to keep related files together and make transporting, e-mailing, downloading and storing data and software faster and more efficient. The Zip format is the most popular compression format used in the Windows environment.

Why do people use Zip files?

Zip files compress data and therefore save time and space and make downloading software and transferring e-mail attachments faster. Typical uses for Zip files include:

* Distributing files on the Internet: Only one download is required to obtain all related files, and file transfer is quicker because the archived files are compressed.
* Sending a group of related files to an associate: When you distribute a collection of files as a single Zip file, you benefit from the file grouping as well as compression.
* Saving disk space: If you have large files that are important but seldom used, such as large data files, simply compress the files into a Zip file and then unzip (or "extract") them only when needed.

Duration 7:02 - Size 10.5 mb


My name is Debbie Hicks and I am the digitizer behind Too Cute Embroidery. I live in Sacramento, California, with my husband of 25 years and two adult children, who are both students, Sarah, 23, and Chris, 21.

I am a quilter and have loved sewing for some time. I got into embroidery a few years ago when my friends started getting embroidery machines. It wasn’t long after that I began learning to digitize. I love to create cute things for others – whether it’s a gift for a friend or my embroidery designs. I love happy children’s designs and things designed to make you smile – but enjoy a variety of styles and types of designs.

I currently digitize part-time and sell designs through my site as well as Oregon PatchWorks and Adorable Affordable Design Mall. In the next year, I will be offering my designs for retail sale as well.

Quality is my top priortity – that and creating designs that people enjoy stitching out – because that’s what it’s all about. I think it’s very important for us to find some playtime and time to be creative in our too-busy lives.

I have just teamed up with Digitizers World to offer live on-line lessons both in using Embird and Studio software and look forward to connect with embroiderers and helping others learn and grow in their embroidery. I also am creating videos and video lessons to help embroiderers in learning the basics to use their computers and would invite anyone who has been struggling with their computers to visit me so that I can help them out!

I hope that my tutorials will be helpful to you and help you to do what you need to do quickly and easily.

Debbie Hicks

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