Please watch this short video to show you exactly what to do from start to finish.
Note: Use the full screen icon on the lower right corner of the video to pop it out and fill the screen for easier viewing.
Tech Tip: Text a little small? Press the control key (Ctrl) on your keyboard and hold it while pressing the + key, this will enlarge the page (and text).
For more information:
The first is from the page that you are redirected to after your purchase. This walkthrough will focus on option #1.
The second is through the email you will receive after you complete your purchase. Look for an email with the subject line: Your downloadable link is now ready to use.
Ready to download your files?
- To download your files from the page you're sent to after entering your credit card information. Click the download button and save it to your computer.
- Remember to save it in a place where you can find it. You can save it to your desktop or your music folder.
- If it saved it automatically without asking you where to save it, check your download folder. This is usually the default location.
- Look for a zip file.
Explanation of file types:
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this type of terminology, here's a little info. Your computer uses different types of programs to open various types of files. Different kind of files hold information that the programs can access or open and display on your computer. Common file types include videos, audio files, word documents, Exel spreadsheets, photos, images, etc. The ones you need to know about today are:
- MP3s - these are digital audio or music files. Every computer knows how to play them. Windows computers come with windows media player, you can use this to create play lists and make CDs on your computer.
- ZIP files - this is how you will download your purchase from the store. Zip files allow us to compress the files and group multiple files together for a single download. All windows computers come with the ability to open and extract zip files. If for some reason you can't open them you can download the free version of this software to open them for you.
- PDF files - Most computers come with Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on them because it is such a commonly used file type. These files most often contain written information. If for some reason you can't open these files, make sure your software is up to date or download the free software here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Finding and Managing your Files:
When you download your file(s), if your computer didn't ask you where to save the file, look in your download folder. This is the default download location.
From there you can move the file to a different location. If you're not sure what to do, consider using the following instructions.
- Go to your Start Menu in the lower left of your screen.
- Click on Music, or whatever your default location is for music
- In the Music folder, create a new folder
- Name it: Dr Sandy Bevacqua (or whatever you chose)
- Double click that folder
- Now Create a new folder, name it whatever topic you are downloading
- Save the zip file here if you are downloading it, or paste it here if you are moving it from your download folder.
- If you have more than one file to download, return to the Dr. Sandy file, and create a new folder along side the topic you just downloaded.
- Name your new folder with the next topic you are downloading and repeat as needed.
Now you have a ZIP file on your computer, now what?
Glad you asked! All windows computers come with the ability to open zip files. You can double click on the file, or right click to access the menu and click "extract all" then browse to the folder where you would like to extract it to. I recommend extracting the files into the folder we just created. If for some reason you can't open the zip file, you can download the free version of WinRar to unzip your files.
After they've been extracted you'll be able to play them on your computer or make CDs.
Playing your recordings and making CDs:
You can find Windows Media Player in your Start Menu (lower left of your screen) under all programs.
- Open the program
- Click on Music. This should display all of the audio files located in your music file.
- Search for Dr. Sandra to easily find the files.
- You can play the recordings on your computer. This often makes it easy to pause, back up and listen to things again.
- You can add the files to playlists by clicking and dragging. Don't forget to save your playlist when finished.
- You can burn files to a CD by dragging and dropping as shown in the video.