Machine Embroidery: Error Message – Brother Designio Series DZ820E; Can not recognize the data

Yesterday, my Brother Designio Series DZ820E arrived. Of course, I wanted to open it up immediately, but I was hanging out with my daughter. In fact, my daughter finally asked me to open the box. Besides hanging out with my daughter the honeybees kept me occupied (for a bit) so I didn’t get to test out the new embroidery machine until last evening.

My first design was testing out the text letters that come pre-loaded on the Brother Designio Series DZ820E embroidery machine. I selected the letters to spell my daughters name. It stitched beautifully without any issues.
Brother Designio Series DZ820E Error Message 1

However when I loaded a design from my computer to a flash drive and then tried to upload to my Brother Designio Series DZ820E I ran into problems. It wasn’t recognizing my files.

I received the following Brother Designio Series DZ820E error message…

Can not recognize the data. The data may be corrupted.

Brother Designio Series DZ820E Error Message 2

Thankfully, yesterday, I’d seen someone post this same message at the machine embroidery forums where I’m a member.

The Fix

What was the problem? My flash drive was too large, it was 64gb. From my what I read the flash drive needed to be small, no more than 4GB. Some people also stated that they needed to insert the flash drive while the machine was off. Earlier today, while I was out I stopped by the store and purchased a 4GB flash drive. I loaded my file onto the flash drive and was able to retrieve my embroidery file. Hooray!


Here’s what I made with my Brother Designio Series DZ820E.

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Embroidering with my Brother Designio Series DZ820E

Ok, so it’s hard to tell what I’m making at this point, right?

Brother Designio Series DZ820E - Ducky 2
My Brother Designio Series DZ820E is a bit faster than my old (Brother SE400) sewing/embroidery machine. It still runs as quietly, just like the other one.

Keep watching and it will become clear. Can you figure it out yet?

Brother Designio Series DZ820E - Ducky 3
One lucky duck…

No? Well that’s fine here’s what I made! I’ve always loved ducks. This is the Rainy Day Duck from the Embroidery Library. It’s free until 4/30/14. My only dilemma is trying to decide his final destination? Perhaps he’ll appear on a bag, t-shirt applique (for some deserving youngster) or perhaps he’ll adorn a quilting block. We’ll see…

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This is adorable as well! LOVE this! Great job!
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