Monday, September 22, 2008

Changing American Design Studio Cut files which won't work in Europe (thanks to Carla on the Cricut Cutter Yahoo Group MB)

The message below is taken verbatim from the Cricut Cutter MB. I thought it would be helpful to our European friends who try to download American DS cut files.
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We in Europe have trouble opening the cutfiles which are made by American designers. My husband is an IT professional and he found the problem which is easy to solve. In America, all files are saved with the American notation of the date inside the file. For example: 29 july 2008 = 07-29-2008.

In Europe the computers register this date as 29-07-2008. So when we try to open a cut file with the American date in it, it won't open.

To fix that you do the following:

Download Hex editor of:http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/freeware/xvi32/xvi32.htm#download<http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/freeware/xvi32/xvi32.htm#download>

Install this program on you PC and open it.Open the cut file in this program and at the right side of the screen on the sixth sentence you see the date. If it has for example the date 07-29-2008 change the 29 in whatever month you want from 1-12. Then save it and you can open your file in cricut design studio. Succes!!!

Take care...:-)Carla

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