Can I buy silhouette files on one computer then actually get them on another?

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Posted 11/24/2012 by Scrappinnut01 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 11/24/2012 3:48:47 PM
I want to take full advantage of the sale going on, and on Monday I will receive more credit. The problem is I will be out of town. Can I use my son's laptop, go into the store site and buy files then when I get home and get my program open, can I then download them into my library? I've never needed to do this before so I don't even know if you can do that.

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Posted: 11/24/2012 3:54:55 PM
I would assume you would need to have the software on the second computer as well.

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Posted: 11/24/2012 4:06:17 PM

I would assume you would need to have the software on the second computer as well.


Darn. I was hoping if I signed into the site that it would somehow "hold" my purchase until I could get home, then get them by going into pending downloads. Has anyone done this with the software on just one computer?

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Posted: 11/24/2012 4:31:00 PM
You can buy the files on one computer and then download them using another computer, just go to "my account" and download pending purchases. if you want to use two computers like I do I open the file in Studio and then save as to a memory stick or to Dropbox ( online storage) and sTransfer to the other computer. I like to store my files to memory stick anyway as a backup just in case my computer crashes.

You will need the studio software on both computers but as the software is free it isn't a problem

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Posted: 11/24/2012 4:31:59 PM
I'm not positive but it looks like you can buy images through your browse. Just sign in and it loads up your account. Here is what it says on my browser shopping cart page:


You may browse and purchase designs online, but you will need to use Silhouette Studioâ„¢ in order to download them.

IMPORTANT: In order to download .studio files from the store you will need to download Silhouette Studioâ„¢. You may continue with your purchase, but .studio files will not be automatically downloaded unless you install the new software. It should only take a minute.



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Posted: 11/24/2012 4:41:10 PM
I 'buy' the free shapes every week on my iPhone and then when I load up studio on the computer I can download them so I don't see why you can't do on another computer.
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Posted: 11/24/2012 4:47:15 PM
Thanks everyone! I was really hoping someone did this. I don't plan to actually use the software on my son's computer, I just want to use his computer while I'm at his place to buy some images while they are sale, then actually download them at home where I'll use them. Glad I can get even more shapes when my new monthly credits come in.

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Posted: 11/24/2012 4:47:48 PM

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Posted: 11/24/2012 4:57:08 PM
Yes I do this all the time, buy through my web browser on my laptop, my iPad, or my phone, then when i open up my studio software at home it is set up to automatically check for and download my goodies!
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Posted: 11/24/2012 5:06:14 PM
i never use the software to buy files. i think it is so much more comfortable to buy them via the webbrowser!

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Posted: 11/24/2012 5:11:21 PM
I have question can I donwload the softwear befour I have the cameo in my hands?

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Posted: 11/24/2012 6:02:29 PM
Megan, yep, that's what I did 2 years ago when I got the SD. I played around with it and found some free shapes and made a few backgrounds, all before I had the machine.
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Posted: 11/24/2012 6:54:02 PM
Just use the website to buy your files. When you get home, open up your Silhouette software and download your files.

I often buy using my iPad or laptop and then open the software on my desktop and then download it later on.

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Posted: 11/24/2012 10:34:38 PM
Megan--I've had the free software for over a year with no Cameo, LOL! Last Christmas they were doing a new shape for 12 days free so I got most of those. Then I got some of the other Tuesday freebies when I finally started forgetting to get them sometime in Jan/Feb!

Hope they do more Christmas freebies this year because I'll actually be able to play with them this time!
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Posted: 11/25/2012 2:40:51 AM
Thanks you guys! Was dying to use my $10 card but have no Internet at home at the moment (lost my modem to a storm, insurance replacement doesn't work) so have now done it all on my phone!
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