Files for knives?

Hey, i am kind of a novice when working with knives, i hope to learn more, but, can someone tell me if i can get my knife honed on a regular file without ruining it? it is already edged, i just need to make it a bit sharper because it ha gotten dull.It is a Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops just in case you want to know.

Posted by PyroManiac96 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Batch Files Answered

How do you get a batch file to emit text in multiple colors?

Asked by batch master 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


File types

Please turn down contributers that use .TMP files, and other weird types, that standard programs wont open

Posted by dwhite0 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


pdf file

The PDF file on my instructables is not update by the steps i published. how can i replace the file to a new one?

Posted by yaeliv 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Pepakura files

Can anyone help me with finding some good Pepakura file sharing websites? I already know: www.405th.com www.PropZone.be www.Tamasoft.com www.Printablearmory.com www.forum.soaringhammer.com But is there any other sites? or links to files?

Posted by jcbcrtr 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


autorun file

Wat does the autorun file of our drive contain i want the whole code,....bcz mine is modified by some means

Asked by DNR 9 years ago


Internet Files

I read this topic, https://www.instructables.com/id/EYQBAKGF4AQO8FV/?ALLSTEPSI was wondering if there was any way to open a video file, avi, swf, flv, mpeg, and copy it like you would a music file?Thanks in advance.

Posted by Garuda_Zeromus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


batch files

Can you get a batch to send itself over the internet

Posted by azid 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Error:No files.

I was putting the finishing touches on my newest instructable  and when I try to upload the photos that I need it says "Error: No files." Anyone know a workaround?

Posted by bravoechonovember1 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


SVG Files

I signed up as a premium member and when I did it said I have access to download files. I need to know where I can get the svg files for the pulse generator. Can anyone help me as this was the main reson I signed up.

Asked by crwhite57 3 months ago


An old file

I was cleaning my CPU hard drive and found a really old file. It's a story. I guess I should finish it, but first tell me what you think.the story

Posted by Ratchet and Clank 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


AD_PRT files

I have a set of plans from this site which are in a very strange form, nothing seems to open them. What free programme on the net opens them? Why on earth would anyone use something so difficult.

Posted by anthonygdw 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


PDF Files

Alright, well the PDFS are REALLY annoying, since it pins the comments, advertisements, and banner of instructables right on there. I also wonder if anyone knows how to change PDF files so that I don't need to look at the terrible spelling of some users. Thoughts?

Posted by A good name 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


corrupted file!

Hello, i'm a pro-member since today, and i've became only for download the pdf about how to make your own 3d scanning with the technique of structured light. But when i try to download it appears the message saying that the file is corrupted. Im not sure if it's the place where to say it, but... I would like to get this pdf, please. some help? thanks

Posted by rojele 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Batch files?

Hey people! Just so you know, im sorta new at this whole 'computer' tech thing. I was wondering how i could learn how to write batch, VBS, HTML, and JAVAScript. Please help, thanks

Posted by B.F.L.M 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Uploading Files?

When making my step-by-step "Homemade Hedbanz Game" Instructable, I tried uploading my Microsoft Word files the same way I uploaded my pictures. They would say they downloaded 100% but I could never find them in my uploaded gallery, nor in my Instructable (I checked the "add to this step" box). I can't figure out how to do it, and I am scared my contest entries won't win because of it (I entered it into the Craft Contest and the Toy Contest). Please help!!

Asked by jnbyrd 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


hex file?

I want the hex of this asm code but when u= i compile it in mplab ide it gives error 113 so how can i fix this or plz give me the hex file the asm code ;**************************************************************** ;* Name of Project: Flash A LED on RB0 *; ;**************************************************************** list P = 16f84 ;microcontroller identity ; e.g: 0x033 = hex value __Config 0x3FF5 ;**************************************************************** ;Program ;**************************************************************** org 0x00 ;start of program bsf status,rp0 ; select bank 1 movlw b'00001110' ; movwf option_reg bcf trisB,0 ; make bit,0 of Port B output bcf status,rp0 ;select programming area - bank0 movlw b'00000001' ; xorwf portB,f ; sleep end a simple program i wrote to blink an led 

Asked by robot1398 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to turn .STL files into .SVG files?

Im looking to laser cut a part but i need to figure out how to get a cross section file saved as an SVG file. I made the part on inventor, exported it and then tried to upload it to 123D design but it wont allow me. What do i do?

Asked by LancerRobotics3415 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Batch file zip

I need a batch file that will zip up text file with a password that resides on a network drive. Can some one help me with this?

Posted by computerguy 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Arduino file extension Answered

I haven't been using Arduino for a while but there is something going on with the file extensions. When i rename and save a file the extension gets changed and it can't be opened again. Just adding .pde or .ino doesn't do it. I am using .022 and 1.0.5 for some applications so i think going between them is causing the problem. Is it possible to find a common file name or remove the extension preferences so i can retrieve my sketch. 

Asked by WWC 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Forbidden File Access

I have been having some issues with accessing to a file that is attached on an instructable. It is a word document, and people, including me, have been having problems downloading this file. This issue has been wide spread already, and we will really appreciate it if this problem can be fixed. This picture is the screenshot of what it shows when I click on the file.  The page that consists this file is: https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Robotic-Arm-for-the-Science-Olympiad/step14/P0-Ultimate-BOM/ The file itself is: https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FOW/0NT3/H2WEXAA0/FOW0NT3H2WEXAA0.docx I hope that this can be fixed! Thanks!:) 

Posted by HBang 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Batch File Help...

Hi guys, i think this might be a bit of a nooby question but here goes: I have made a batch file that lets you add a password to a file, here is the problem, i would like to make the password so when you type it, it will show "****" or something to use to hide the password.Is there anyway of doing this,if so can you please tell me. Thanks :P Oh and here is the link to the source code: http://pastebin.com/EAiNvzz5

Posted by Petzl11 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


File download forbidden

Posting this here because e-mail to info@, support@ and service@instructables.com has not been answered... I'm a Pro member, trying to download this file: https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FOW/0NT3/H2WEXAA0/FOW0NT3H2WEXAA0.docx from this page: https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Robotic-Arm-for-the-Science-Olympiad/step14/P0-Ultimate-BOM/ and receiving this error: "403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules." Please advise. Thanks, Eric

Posted by ericgoldsmith 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Convert File to Folder? Answered

Is there a way I can use batch file to convert a file to a folder and back to a file again. OS: Windows 7

Asked by vorlock 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


batch file reg?

I have a software that extracts data from  a hardware located in a different location. so my problem is to get that data i have to run the software all the time. so i want to make that software autorun itself when i switch on my PC/Laptop and also i want those data to be stored in one location in a suitable format. please help me out. further i also want the system to extract the data at  particular interval of time(say every ten minutes).

Asked by Josus 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can't Delete Files

Hello, I am having some problems deleting images from my image library. Once any image is uploaded, they cannot be deleted, even if they are not assigned to an Instructable, or have ever been. No matter how many times I click on the delete button at the top-right corner of an image, the image disappears for about half a second, and pops right back up. Thanks! 1John310

Posted by 1John310 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Gerber files and Eagle

I am just starting to use Eagle for my PCB design and I figured out how to use it for the most part. I want to use Kcam for CNC wich can use Gerber files, but I can't figure out how to make one in Eagle. How do I export a Gerber file? I looked under export but it wasn't there. Does it have something to do with the CAM processor? If so, How do I use it? Please Help! Thanks.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Gerber files and Eagle

I am just starting to use Eagle for my PCB design and I figured out how to use it for the most part. I want to use Kcam for CNC wich can use Gerber files, but I can't figure out how to make one in Eagle. How do I export a Gerber file? I looked under export but it wasn't there. Does it have something to do with the CAM processor? If so, How do I use it? Please Help! Thanks.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Batch file help

Hello everybody I am starting to get into batch files and so on. I am trying to make a program that will copy different files depending on what the user wants. Would anybody know where I can find some good turituals or a ( free)program that will make the codes for me ? I need to Figure out how to make a menu. The options need to copy certain files from a floppy (a) to the desktop. Is there anyway for me to make shortcuts in a folder of all the shared folders without knowing there names ? Codes and links are much appreciated The below image is as far as I have gotten

Posted by littlechef37 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


rar file recovery?

If there is an avi file inside a bunch of rar files, it's split into like 40 some files. and one of those files is corrupt. how can i tell winrar or winace or some software to not delete the file after it extracts it and detects that it's corrupt? this way i figure i can use divfix to repair the avi file. anyone got some ideas on this?

Asked by Stewartpaul 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Downloading embedded files

When I go to try and download embedded files in instructions that aren't first placed in a zip file, they are downloaded as .tmp files. Here's one example: https://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Cube-8x8x8/step8/IO-port-expansion-more-multiplexing/ The downloaded schematic file comes out as FHJASA2GICYB6DA.tmp with a URL of https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FHJ/ASA2/GICYB6DA/FHJASA2GICYB6DA.tmp. Any help? Thanks in advance!

Posted by cdjolley 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


pc file to mac

I have a PC file and i cant open it on my mac, is there way i can make it compatible with my mac?

Posted by ian9114 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Batch file viruses

I need to know how to create a batch file virus, and some works please.

Posted by Beniah 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


laser cut files

Can I have the laser cut files for the dual axis smart solar tracker.thanks

Asked by Mostafa nazmi 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Trouble uploading files

Having difficulty uploading files.  I've selected the files and pressed the upload button.  The percentage uploaded increases to 100% but the files stay on the upload list with a status of 100%.  Files are not attached to the step nor do they appear under "your library".  I'm using Firefox 14.0.1.  I've also tried it on Chrome 20.0.1132.57.  Had this problem this morning (Pacific time) and this evening.  This morning I was on a different local network than this evening - so not a network problem.

Posted by talk2bruce 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Corrupt .dbf file? Answered

Hello guys, Is there any way to perform recovery on a corrupted .dbf file? I will be greatly appreciated for help!

Asked by AmMauro 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Corrupted Excel File? Answered

Hi there, We have an Excel file that has become corrupted and even when trying to repair itself an error is produced.

Asked by gylesbryan 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


pdf files will not download

PDF files will not download, I am using firefox  3.6.10 on a Windows 7 O.S. PDF files from other sites are  downloading OK . I paid for a pro membership  specifically to enable this feature.

Posted by nick50 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


corrupted rar file? Answered

Hi, I have a rar of which WinRAR says that the CRC is wrong, and the file is corrupted. I allready tried to "keep broken files" when I extract, and I allready tried to repair the file. It doesn't works. What can I do to extract .rar archive? Thanks in advance.

Asked by altenabaste 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Batched file creation

I would like to have a simple batch file that would allow me to copy the entire contents from the system drive (C:) to a signal directory on another drive, In others words I want copy of the entire directory tree including all file but stored in one directory. I assume it can be done with xcopy. I use to right this type file all the time but the year have taken that ability from me. Thank for any help you can give me.

Asked by ka3ebe 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Matrix Batch File

Please could some one write me a batch file that says makes the command prompt says Will, The Matrix has you...

Posted by bloodsugarsexmagik 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Batch file menu.

I need a super simple way to have a batch file open other batch files with a menu, that has several options. It is part off me cleaning up my desktop, where you could open the file, and choose the number you want (say pictures or word documents) and it would open a folder with them in it.

Asked by XOIIO 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


PDF File Not Updating

I editted an instructable that I submitted yesterday. I added new pictures, attached some files, and added some new instructions. These items are shown correctly on the instructables; however, the automatically generated PDF file was not updated. It's contents still show a previous version of my instructable.

Posted by thb43 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


STEP File Import

After reviewing my latest posting, I noticed that I was able to zoom and rotate the STEP files included with the graphics.  Dumb question - has the STEP file viewer always been included on Instructables or is this a relatively new feature?  Anyway, it's a nice feature for people that want a better understanding of the part. 

Posted by mtairymd 1 year ago


Printing a PDF file.

I am a member with User Name, Password, etc. When  I attempt to download or print a PDF file, the site tells me I must become a member. What's the secret here??

Asked by mrbobbo 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Spammy Batch File

Here is the code for a spammy batch file. @echo off echo This batch file is made possible by the divine blessing of Monty Python! pause>nul echo Spam Spam Spam Spam echo Spam Spam! A: echo Lovely Spam! echo Beautiful Span! echo Lovely Spam! echo Beautiful Spam! goto a

Posted by dla888 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Customized PDF Files

I looked but didn't see anything, but that doesn't mean that it is not here somewhere.  If it is please send me where to look. Every time I try to download the custom PDF file it says "failed to load PDF Document.

Posted by BJdaWonderKid 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


pepakura files for ironman

Hi im new to this hobby but im wanting to learn all that i can in this art form. im searching for a file for an iron-man mark 2, 3, 4,5, 6, or even 7 but mostly i want to get mark 2, 3, 4, or 6. can anyone help me find a file. also finding out how to size the file to the correct body size will be helpful as well. thank you for reading

Posted by mr.greentree 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Linking to Excel files

I've been a lurker for a while now and I am currently writing my first Instructable.  I'd like to be able to include an Excel spreadsheet which I developed to help design the item I am writing about.  I have uploaded the file but it seems that the site treats it like a picture.  Is there a way to include a link to a file you have uploaded so that the reader can download it and use it?  I could always upload it to a file sharing site or Google Docs and link to it there but I feel there must be a way to do it withing the Instructables site.  You'd have a similar need for things like CAD drawings or code files.

Posted by TheOnlyShasta9 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


help with .bat file

Ok i asked this in the "slightly more advance .bat file instructable" but i didnt know if anyone would notice it so i will ask it here. When i made my shut down.bat file i would start it and it would run it over and over agian and nothing would happen. Then when i type in command prompt it works. so then i try to do something else like the delete command in my .bat file. It worked but at first it didnt it would pop up and ask me if i wanted to delete it. But that may be becuz it was a directory not a single file. So then i checkd my spelling and everything but it was fine i cant figure out why it kept running it over and over.

Posted by fretmelter 12 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago