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downloaded gadgets but can't install/open

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I have v carve pro and I have downloaded a couple of gadgets but when I go to install them and go into the files I can't find anything that will actually open. They just look like empty files. Is that only for version 10?

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Re: downloaded gadgets but can't install/open

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Which gadgets were they? Were they "official" Vectric ones from gadgets.vectric.com?

If they are vgadget files (V10 only) then you double click them to install or use the Install Gadget item on the Gadgets menu. If they are gadgets from the forum then they can be in various formats. Some are zip files only which can be renamed to be vgadget files or the contents copied to Public Documents\Vectric Files\Gadgets. Some are zip file that have vgadget files within them. Those you need to extract the vgadget file from the zip and install as previously stated.

Gadgets tend to be version specific so earlier ones won't always work in later versions and vice versa. Vectric have links to older version of the the gadget repository on the gadgets website.

Finally no version of the desktop varieties can run gadgets. It's Aspire and Pro versions only.

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pretty sure I got them off the vectric site. Can you post a link where to go to get them? I have the dovetail gadget downloaded but when I use the install gadget option is shows its open but with file manager there are 8 files inside it. Thanks for your time

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vgadget files are basically zip files with a different name so some Windows programs will see them as "folders".

The gadgets site is http:\gadgets.vectric.com

If you're using V10 then the gadgets on the main site are what you need otherwise you need to use the links on the homepage or go directly to http:\\http://gadgets.vectric.com/V9/library.html for v9 or http:\\http://gadgets.vectric.com/V8/library.html for v8.

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Re: downloaded gadgets but can't install/open

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well that was much easier. Not sure what I downloaded before. Thanks again, now start the clock till I have my first question about using them! :D
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