Think it is a good idea to delete embroidery files that you are not using? Maybe not!
If you look at this directory of files included in Bonnie’s Santa Buddies 1, you will see a folder of SVG files that work with cutting machines. Two PDF files, a tutorial and color charts for the designs, are essential and should be kept. The rest are embroidery designs. They have file extensions of HUS, EXP, PES, etc.
If your machine uses JEF files, you may think that you don’t need to keep the other embroidery design files. You may want to delete them to free up space on your storage device. The Santa Buddies 1 file in JEF format is just 43 KB, DST is 54 KB, and EXP is only 42 KB. In the computer world, that is like a speck of salt. You could spend hours deleting all of the non-JEF files from your computer and only clear up additional storage space the size of a grain of rice.
Maybe you don’t currently have a cutting machine and want to delete the SVG folder. At just 2 and 6 KB, the SVG files take up even less space than the embroidery design files. Keep them, you may get a Scan’N Cut or Cameo some day.
So, it really is not worth your time or storage space to delete the files you may not need. Besides, you may need other formats in case
- You buy another embroidery machine that requires a different file format, or
- Your design becomes corrupt in some way and you need to convert another file.