Can’t Find Your Content?

Yesterday I met Linda, a new friend and fellow digital scrapbooker.  She needed help to find her digital content on her computer, which had gone through a bit of a refurb.   Now that she has her computer working again, the content she used to use wasn't found by her software anymore.

I've come across this problem quite a bit, and I always wish that I could just jump on the computer and help find the content, because in most cases it isn't that tough to do.  But it can be a little tough to explain.  For that reason, I shot a short video yesterday afternoon that could possibly be of some help.

If you'd rather read the step by  step explanation with screenshots, I've put that up in a separate post.  You can access those step by step instructions here.

Things to Note:

  1. As I mentioned in the video, there are different file extensions for your digital content, depending on when it was created.  The file extensions you want to look for are:
    • .package
    • .sbkit
    • .pakit
    • There may be others, but these are the main three that I have.  (And if you saw the search results on the video, it appears that I have 845 .package files, so I have quite a few of them.)
  2. As I also mentioned on the video, when you get the content installed, it's best to leave it in the Public Documents folder where the software places it.  Don't go computer organization crazy on me … just trust me on this one.
  3. And please, please, please remember to make regular backups of your activation codes when you do have the content installed.  It saves a lot of heartache, and they have made it so easy to just copy and paste from that text file to the activation code screen.

I hope this is helpful to you.  If you have problems locating content, please contact me or use the comments.  I would love to try to help out.

Until the next time, Enjoy!

~ Deb

3 thoughts on “Can’t Find Your Content?”

  1. thanks deb. great post. was wondering where the default folder was. found some kits I was not sure what happened to when we all switched from SBC to Artisian. Still having trouble finding all my goodies that I had put in PAKs.

    Can you help? I need to plug in my external hard drive and see if I saved them somewhere on a folder there. If I did what would it have been called in sBC? Any help you can give would be great!

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