When cataloging and arranging your embroidery files, you may
be tempted to delete the other formats that are not native to your machine.
Take heed. You may end up with a new embroidery machine that uses a different
format. Plus, it won’t free up enough space to bother.
According to DIYdigital.com, the average photo taken with
your smartphone is about 2 megabites. That is HUGE compared to your machine
Sometimes, when downloading designs, you get several common
embroidery machine formats. While it may look like It takes up a lot of disc
space, it doesn’t.
I use VP3 format. If you look at these file sizes, they are
tiny, between 3 and 7 kilobytes for each design. A megabyte consists of 1000
kilobytes. At that rate, you could save approximately 400 embroidery design
files in the same space it would take to hold one smartphone photo.
Of course, specifics depend upon resolution and a number of
other variables but you get the picture.
If you insist on deleting other embroidery design formats,
consider saving the DST files as they can often be used if your native file
format becomes corrupt for whatever reason. Make sure that you do not
delete any folders that hold PDF or JPG files. PDFs usually contain the directions
and color charts for designs while JPG files may also show instructions or photos of the