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Hi joefe: Thank you for taking time to respond. I found the problem and am posting it here as it may help someone else. When I downloaded the 25 or so files from your project -- 7 of them have extra long names. I handled all 25 stl files the same way and converted them to x3g files with Replicator and saved them on an SD card. My printer, a Flash Forge Creator Pro could see 18 and printed them just fine but the 7 with long names did not appear -- when I put the SD card back in the computer all 25 x3g files were there. I found that when I shortened the names of the 7 missing (with the long names) my printer could then "see" them and print them. Hope that helps someone else.
You raise 2 more interesting questions with your comment though. Even though I am a beginner at this, Replicator seems a bit unstable -- I appreciate your recommendations to try other software. Second, I have only had hands on experience with 3 printers and they all printed off memory cards rather than direct from a computer -- the reasoning given is that long prints can fail if your computer hickups -- you obviously have more experience than I do -- has that been a factor? Printing directly certainly makes sense and my software is already connected so I can change heat settings etc from my computer rather than from the little key pad on the printer. I have however been following the manufacturer's recommendations and saving my print files to a card. I would appreciate any comments anyone has on the 2 topics. Thanks again.