I just did that. I did not get “not responding”. Yay!!
It still won’t automatically open an embroidery design. I must click on the top left button again, then open, and go look for it for the file in the folder. The way it used to work is I would click on the file in my folder on the PC. I can see the design because of Sew Iconz. It would open HL and I would be looking at the design.
I think in my case there is something wrong with the path using Sew Iconz. I contacted them before and reinstalled it a few times because it ended up opening HL no matter what file I clicked on. Now, at least HL opens up. It just doesn’t finishing opening up the file.