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Moving compressed/zipped files?
Posted: 10 August 2012 04:57 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Downloading frebies has eaten my hard drive space (the C drive that is). Once I’ve unzipped a freebie so that there’s now a zipped file and a file folder with the same name in My Library is it safe to move to a different drive or delete the zipped/compresed file so it’s no longer taking up room, or does DS need the zipped file in My Library in order for the prop /freebie to work?

In other words, when I’m loading a prop into DS, does it access or use the compressed/zipped folder or just the unzipped file folder that has the same name?

I hope this question is clear, I’m not good when it comes to messing with files.

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Posted: 10 August 2012 04:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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DS only uses the unzipped contents of the folder.

You can safely delete the zipped file. I only save the zipped file to an external drive if I want to keep it as it will take up less room.

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Posted: 10 August 2012 05:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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wilmap - 10 August 2012 04:59 AM

DS only uses the unzipped contents of the folder.

You can safely delete the zipped file. I only save the zipped file to an external drive if I want to keep it as it will take up less room.

Cheers for the quick reply. That’s just the answer I was hoping for.

Also thanks for making freebie clothes for Genesis, I’ve been using them quite a bit.

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