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Old October 14th, 2011, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a used SWF T601C embroidery machine. It stitches beautiful graphics that were with the machine, however I can't seem to get the machine to recognize the graphics that I save on my floppy drive. I save them in the dst format. The control box that came with the machine only reads floppy discs. A new box with a usb port would cost $5000.00 . Any suggestions?
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Old October 14th, 2011, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: floppy drive issues

I am not familiar with SWF but on a Barudan, You have to create a folder to place the dst in. If you don't create the folder you won't see the file. The folder name has to end in .tfd

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Old October 14th, 2011, 11:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for responding! Are you saying to create a folder in the emb. machine or on the floppy?
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Thanks for responding! Are you saying to create a folder in the emb. machine or on the floppy?

On the floppy. On a Barudan, it can not see the file unless it is in a folder ending in .tfd


create a folder > foldername.tfd < drop the file ending in .dst in there

That is how it is on a barudan
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Old October 14th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: floppy drive issues

There is also a floppy drive emulator device that accepts USB drives.

Might look into that.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 03:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: floppy drive issues

Our Barudans does not require a folder on the floppy but you do have to format the floppy first to a barudan machine parameter. We do not use floppies any more but I think I remember you cannot send the .DST it has to be converted to the machines format.

Best bet is simply to call SWF and ask, They are helpful folks
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