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11-26-2006, 02:21 PM
POLL: HOW LONG DO YOU WAIT TO BEGIN UNZIPPING YOUR DIGI PURCHASES?
11-26-2006, 02:25 PM
Mine automatically unzip after download.
I then move them into the appropriate folder.
How about you?
11-26-2006, 02:28 PM
I do all my unzipping and sorting once a week unless I REALLY want to play with something right away.
11-26-2006, 02:37 PM
mine unzip automatically on download and I usually sort them into the right folders then or within the day.
11-26-2006, 02:37 PM
I unzip mine within a day or so and get them organized.
11-26-2006, 02:39 PM
Normally straight away (or at the end of a mass download, if I've been sale shopping) but they all go in to a new elements folder. They can sit around in THAT for ages though, until I can be bothered running them through my batch to resize to 8x8 and move in to my normal elements folder.
11-26-2006, 02:40 PM
You can wait? I need to see them RIGHT AWAY. :lol:
11-26-2006, 02:41 PM
Right away for me. Freebies I can leave on my desktop for weeks though LOL
11-26-2006, 02:42 PM
About 98% of mine automatically unzip. It really bothers me if they don't.
Now actually scrapping with them in a timely manner...now that's another story.
11-26-2006, 02:47 PM
Right away for me too - then I organize them, rename the folder, set the folder to preview on the front etc.
If I didn't do that right away, then I's probably forget about it, and then never use it.
11-26-2006, 02:48 PM
I unzip immediately and put them in the folder they belong to, then look to see if any need to go into element specific folders. I find that if I don't do it immediately, they get a little lost in the fray.
Though this new year, anything that isn't a CT assignment is going into a NEW folder so that I can make sure it doesn't get lost and gets used pretty quickly.
11-26-2006, 02:53 PM
Ohh right away here too, I buy a kit as most of the time i want to scrap with it straight away as i have the right photo to go with the kit.
11-26-2006, 03:24 PM
99% of the time - IMMEDIATELY! :clap I HAVE to see everything as soon as possible. Sometimes I get pulled away before I can get to it but as soon as I can get back to the PC I do it. Sometimes I make the purchase from work :blush so I DL/unzip when I get home.
11-26-2006, 03:25 PM
I do it right there and then, its like buying new shoes for me, they need to be on right away! :lol:
11-26-2006, 03:26 PM
I unzip immediately unless the "close this window when download is complete" option is ticked for some strange reason.
11-26-2006, 03:28 PM
That totally depends - sometimes immediately if I bought it with a specific use in mind, sometimes weekly as I'm sorting out my goodies, and embarrassingly, there are many that I have never unzipped. Don't tell my husband.
Within the day, depending on just how much I happen to have. :P I also try to copy them over to the ehd at the same time.
11-26-2006, 04:08 PM
I unzip straight away cos I need to see everything in it LOL Im the same with real life purchases.. everything needs to be opened and drooled over first :D
Now... how long do I take to actually USE the kit... well thats a whole different story! LOL
11-26-2006, 11:21 PM
will someone please tell me how to auto-unzip after download? Right now I have to right-click and select "Extract Here" or "All".
11-26-2006, 11:27 PM
If it's something I purchased, I usually try and unzip right away if I can in case I run into any troubles and have to download again. Also if I wait, I'm sure I'd forget to do it. :lol If it's a freebie, I may or may not do it right away, just depends. But I don't download very many freebies anyway.
11-26-2006, 11:28 PM
Are you using WinZip? If so, you should be seeing this:
when your file is done downloading. Just click extract and then choose your folder. Everything is unzipped at once.
If you're using WinZip and not seeing that screen, click on File, select "Wizard" and once that's up, click on WinZip Classic. That should do the trick.
11-26-2006, 11:59 PM
Ohh it can depend. Sometimes a few weeks, sometimes only a day or two :p
11-27-2006, 12:03 AM
i unzip mine right after i download...otherwise they would get lost :)
11-27-2006, 12:08 AM
Why, immediately, of course! I don't know how anyone can NOT un-zip them right away! LOL! I like to see the pretties! :D
11-27-2006, 12:41 AM
There's no option for within the hour!!
Just impatient :lol
11-27-2006, 12:43 AM
I said one day, but really I start within the minute after the download is ready ;) I have folder and I organize them.
11-27-2006, 01:03 AM
I try to unzip straight away to look at everything but also because I have in the past forgotten to unzip and later found that the download was corrupt... luckily I was in time and could redownload.
11-27-2006, 01:04 AM
I unzip mine at the end of the day usually when I get back home from work :) The question is when do I start using them huh? :)
11-27-2006, 06:34 AM
I voted 1 day, but usually its instantaneous, unless I've purchased while at work.
11-27-2006, 06:43 AM
When I buy something it is usually something I either need right away or am so excited to have in my hot little hands that I unzip it immediately! I am so addicted to the instant (and I mean instant) gratification!
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