would somebody send me old rusty files?

Can somebody please send me their old and unused files because i need them to make survival knifes, if you can please say so in the comments.

Posted by LegoSurvivor 8 months 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 7 years ago

i cant download some files

Hi some files have problem and we cannot download them.we face with this error "you could not download this file and it couldnt repair" what should we do?i need them

Posted by ertebatbehineh 7 years ago

Why can't I Download the PDF files

I can not download any pdf files to my computer.  I wants me to become a member and I already am.

Posted by chris3rd 6 years ago

what image file types work in instructables?

What image file types work in instructables? Is there a help link somewhere for building instructables and getting answers to questions like this?

Posted by dome_head 7 years 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

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

My Uploaded Files Seem To Have DIsappeared....

I have an Instructable in a contest right now (https://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Laser-Etched-Wedding-Invitations-With-Victo/?ALLSTEPS) and I had previously uploaded files for others to use but I'm not seeing any links to them. Did I miss something? Am I looking right past them (a distinct possibility)? Did they get taken down for some reason? Or is this merely a glitch?

Posted by MercuryCrest 4 years ago

Deleting files other than images?

I can't seem to delete a sound file. It didn't upload correctly, and I can't get rid of it. It does not have an "edit" link when I focus on that file.

Posted by Aud1073cH 10 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

I bought the pro membership but can not download pdf files

How do I get thethe PDF  files to download? I bought the pro membership but am still unable to obtain the pdf files.

Posted by ot818 6 years ago

Official UFO files released - the British X Files!

Secret files on UFO sightings have been made available for the first time by the Ministry of Defence. The documents, which can be downloaded from the National Archives website, cover the period from 1978 to 1987. They include accounts of strange lights in the sky and unexplained objects being spotted by the public, armed forces and police officers. One man explained in great detail his "physical and psychic contact" with green aliens since he was a child. The writer said that one of them, called Algar, was killed in 1981 by another race of beings as he was about to make contact with the UK government. BBC StoryUFO file picturesUK Government UFO files for download

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

PDF files often corrupted

Many times the PDF files that come from instructables will not open. I kept some of these to try and repair with various PDF fixer programs. They all fail, with one program reporting that there is an error reading the “XREF Table” of these files. Some of the files that fail are: A-Simple-Steam-Engine-Anyone-Can-Build.pdf Build-a-Better-Stirling-Engine.pdf Rechargeable-flashlight-without-batteries.pdf Wood-stove-made-from-scrap.pdf I don’t need a response... just thought you may want to know. ~Bob~

Posted by ShutterBugger 7 years ago


Can somebody check to see if spudfiles.com is down?I'm not sure if its this computer or whatever.

Posted by thejrb 9 years ago

Uploader changing file names and extensions

I uploaded a few text files to an 'ible and when I try to download them to check them the names and extensions have changed to a random series of letters with a .tmp extension.. The contents of the files look OK. What gives?

Posted by Mark Rehorst 9 years ago

ZIP files from 123D Catch

I recently upload a 123D Catch project and it is completed, but when I download it and try to un-zip the file every program I use tells me the file is no good. Any suggestions? Thanks, Curt

Posted by CurtWG 3 years ago

Search engine for 3d printing files and objects

If you search for 3d printing files and objects of the all the major marketplaces at once, have a look at our free search engine www.fabforall.com - comments very welcome:-) Thanks, Alex

Posted by aschmid 5 years ago

Where do you find 24 Bit Audio files??

Hey guys, I've been googling around, and I'm not nessesarily looking for a "warez" site, but I'm trying to figure out where you would find 24 bit audio files, like a flac file or something (stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec). I have a 24 bit creative sound card, I figure, why not LISTEN to it in 24 bit, but of course that wouldn't make sense unless it was recorded in 24 bit in the first place, as far as I know you can't really "upscale" audio such as that with a video file. Any suggestions peeps?? Pm me if you have to.

Posted by Punkguyta 9 years ago

Batch file to copy files

Some body help me to create batch file which can copy files from a folder one by one into many folders. For example if one folder has 10 files then I have to copy those files (one in each) in each subdirectory of a given directory.

Posted by Code name MS 10 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

REMOVE: Desktop Clutter

Hey everybody I made a file organizing system..... I CALL IT: FILE ACCESS TERMINAL or FAT what a coincidence or is it ( Fat)?I made it because my desktop was all cluttered It might take some time but it will make your daily computing easier, I hope. I made it on windows xp so if it doesn't work on other OS's sorry.All it is is several folders with awesome icons. All the instructions are in the ZIP file.I will soon make it an actual program...What it is right now seems cheese to me .....Any Ideas ? Check it out ! post away !NOTICE : Their seems to be a problem with th icons I will fix this asap !

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago

UFO conspiracy, anybody?

Brace yourself for a flood of new or revitalised conspiracy theories on the internet - the British government has "lost" files relating to a significant UK UFO flap, the Rendlesham Incident. The incident has been pretty thoroughly debunked, starting with the huge holes and inconsistencies in the "witness" stories, and on through a quite convincing explanation of the actual light seen. Of course, the biggest piece of evidence for a conspiracy is a lack of evidence for the conspiracy - of course the story is real, otherwise They wouldn't have hidden all the evidence... Now, with some of the files "lost", the loons are going to be back all over the story. But, if you want to see the actual evidence that is currently available for free, you have a couple of weeks left to download the PDFs.  Enjoy.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

com files

I know how to convert batch(.bat) files to executable(.exe) file and to .com files but how do I convert first .com files into batch(.bat) files? and if its possible executable(.exe) files into batch(.bat) files? Thanks in advance

Posted by J.W 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

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

Trouble with the .gif files

When you are typing up comments and such, you cannot view the gifs, so i typed a comment, and my display picure is a gif, people cannot see it move. Is it my problem or...? Tell me if you can see this animating gif and in the comment I posted!

Posted by knex_mepalm 8 years ago

USB reader for gameboy

Hello! Have you ever needed to transfer a file on one of your USB drives to a second usb drive and dont always have a computer on hand? Sucks doesn't it.. I have an idea to build two usb ports into some kind of device with a screen so that you could transfer files. However this would require a skilled programmer and I am not that. So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. It would be cool to incorporate a gameboy and perhaps make the gameboy into a MP3 player as well. Just sayin: it would be nice if things like kindles or ipads had usb ports! (thats for any apple employees who may be reading this lol) -cwix09

Posted by cwix09 7 years ago

USB reader for gameboy

Does anyone know how to program? It would be cool to install a USB port into a gameboy cartridge so that the gameboy could read the files and/or play music on it. You would also need to put that code/program onto that GB cartridge. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to speak up! :D -cwix09 also see my related post https://www.instructables.com/community/USB-reader-for-gameboy/

Posted by cwix09 7 years ago

Recovering files from a hard drive of a damaged computer.

Hey guys and gals, My toshiba laptop took a dive off the counter and  it doesn't power up anymore.  I ordered a new laptop and I would really like to retrieve my files from the damaged computer's hard drive.  I had a friend take it out and put it on two laptops, one of them being another Toshiba but no luck.  I wasn't around when he tried it but I think he said that  it wouldn't read the drive and it would spit out error messages.   Not sure if it has something to do with the fact that the old, damaged computer was a 32bit and the ones we tried to put it into were 64.  Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas on what I can do?  I had just bought an external hd and I had not saved any of my pictures, videos, documents, or songs yet.   I don't want to lose everything.  Please help. Thanks in advance. oh, btw, I know very little about computer/tech stuff so please explain it accordingly.   thanks again

Posted by thewetturd 7 years ago

Adding files to a Virtual Hard Disk

I am trying to add a file to a virtual hard drive (.vhd file) made with Virtual PC. I can't seem to figure out a way to open it outside of VPC, though. Does anyone know a way?

Posted by puffyfluff 9 years ago

Video Problem Extreme PIXELATION Help?

I'm exporting files from Final Cut Pro to Quicktime. The result looks like an Andy Warhol painting. Perhaps 8 colors instead of thousands.   Do any of you know how to fix this? Thanks.

Posted by Toga_Dan 5 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

File types

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

Posted by dwhite0 6 years ago

Include muliple files in .bat to .exe convertsion

I have this program that converts/compiles .bat files into .exe files but I can only include 1 file in the .exe and I need to include 2 files, help please! Program can be downloaded here http://www.download.com/3000-2069_4-10715331.html

Posted by J.W 10 years ago

Uploading files changes their format?

I've just published a new instructable*, and the files have uploaded oddly. One of the files should be an SVG file, but it comes up on the published project as a JPG file. This happens when I upload the SVG as a photo, and when I upload it as a file. As a test, I've uploaded the same SVG file to this forum topic, and that has worked correctly. UPDATE: once I uploaded the file to this topic, it was available in my image library, and I could add it to my instructable *https://www.instructables.com/id/Desktop-Caber-Tosser/

Posted by Kiteman 2 years ago

Unable to download Hex and C files

I am trying to download a few .Hex files and all I keep getting is .tmp files. Does anyone have any suggestions? -- Todd

Posted by toddbg 8 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

Problem with uploading Revit File

Hi, I am trying to upload my Revit file but I am getting an error that my  90 Mb file could not be uploaded. Please help

Posted by darkconn 6 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 5 years ago

Can't upload .crv file

Hello, I just posted my first Instructable.  I uploaded photos and a .dxf file.  However, I tried to upload a .crv file and it looks like it uploads (bar goes to 100%) but it does not show up in the file list.  A .crv is a file for the program Vcarve, which is a CAM program used to create CNC files for machines like a ShopBot.  Are there limitations on the file types that can be uploaded or some other limitation? thanks -John

Posted by jmogyoro 5 years ago

Uploading a PPTX (powerpoint 2010) file to an instructable

I just published an instructable and was unable to attach a PPTX (a powerpoint file from the new version of ppt), but when I saved the file as a ppt (the file type for the old version of powerpoint), it attached fine.  Maybe this means there's something wrong with uploading PPTX files?

Posted by MikeCicc 6 years ago

Batch file-Change the target directory to wherever the file is?

I need to make a batch file change the directory to wherever it is currently stored. I know how to use the "cd" command, but I don't know how to get the current directory of the file. Can someone please help?

Posted by metrogdor22 7 years ago

can't download pdf files

I can't download pdf files, is there a fix?  If not how do I get my money back?

Posted by kgoppie 8 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 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

How to put file into pic16f690?

I was wondering how do you put file into pic16f690 microcontroller?

Posted by sasuto 9 years ago

cant download a pdf file

I cannot download the pdf file it keeps sending me to sign in

Posted by gailportugal 6 years ago

Batch file replicator to another computer

Hi, i was wondering if there a was a command or batch file out there that could copy files to other computers on a network. possibly without them knowing about it.

Posted by uncled1023 10 years ago

Can't upload SVG files

Hi,  I'm having some difficulties to upload SVG files to my instructable. It doesn't seem to recognize the file as legitimate. I've converted the file to a PDF which works fine, but I would like to upload the SVG files so everyone can change/adapt the idea.  Any help? I'm using Inkscape. 

Posted by G-Squier 6 years ago

Passwords opening Rar Files

Could someone please help me crack the password for this uploaded file?

Posted by dkarenga 9 years ago