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No "Extras" in "Points of Interest"

 

I have been working with the POI install. No matter how I set it up, after I load them I am unable to find the "Extras" under "Points of Interest". The last one is "Auto Services".
I am loading from a "POI" folder on my Desktop with same named files in same name folder. I load all the non-proximity files by "Express" and load the proximity one by "Manual".

If anyone can inform me what I am doing wrong, I would certainly appreciate knowing.

Confused. H.

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dhamish

Go to EXTRAS from the same menu as POIs

Where To -> then instead of picking POIs, SCROLL DOWN and then you will see EXTRAs. Your custom POIs are in there.

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS), 780, & 3700 Series. And a Mac user.

Location depends on your model

Many of the Garmins have POI's under Extras. The Nuvi 350 puts POI's in My Locations - Custom POIs. The Nuvi 350 does not have an Extras category. Perhaps your model is also one that does not have an Extras category.

Another Potential Problem

dhamish wrote:

I load all the non-proximity files by "Express" and load the proximity one by "Manual".

There could be another problem when you do find your custom POIs. If you are running POI Loader multiple times, and you are not renaming the POI.gpi file it generates each time, you are overwriting the file each time you run the program. The simplest way is to load all files at one time by pointing to the parent folder of all the POI folders as the source, and loading them all by the manual method. It will prompt you for alert settings for each sub-folder and if you don't need an alert, you can choose not to set an alert for a specific file/folder.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

"Extras"

Thank you "guttermouth", you made my day. I knew where they were earlier but lost them and needed to call for help. I hope I will remember it now.

bentbiker: I change the contents of the "POI" folder for different loads. The "ignore file" radio button confuses me as to "loading" without alarm, or not "loading" at all and ignoring. I believe better wording could have been used.

Thanks again for the help. H.

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dhamish

Extras

dhamish wrote:

bentbiker: I change the contents of the "POI" folder for different loads.

But you do understand that you wipe out (overwrite) all the previously loaded POIs every time you run POI Loader?

dhamish wrote:

The "ignorefile" radio button confuses me as to "loading" without alarm, or not "loading" at all and ignoring. I believe better wording could have been used.

I totally agree that this is poorly worded.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

lost "Extras"

bentbiker, you appear to be correct about over writing. In the "Extras" is everything but the Rest Areas.

I will give it a try again and see if it does it correctly. I will load all of the files and see what happens.

I will drop a note after and tell the results.

Have a great weekend all. H.

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dhamish

Success

It worked. I left the "ignore" and "alarm" boxes blank for all the files except the Rest Area one, where I inserted a distance warning. It seems to have worked.

Under "Custom POIs" is "All Categories" at the top and then a list of the others individually. If I hit "All Categories" another window opens with "All Categories" at the top with an individual list underneath again.

Have I made a mistake in loading. Each category is in its own folder in the POI folder on the Desktop and I loaded them all at the same time after clearing the previous ones out with POI Loader.

Strange duplication, but they are all there.

Bye for now. H.

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dhamish

Progress

dhamish wrote:

Under "Custom POIs" is "All Categories" at the top and then a list of the others individually. If I hit "All Categories" another window opens with "All Categories" at the top with an individual list underneath again.

Have I made a mistake in loading. Each category is in its own folder in the POI folder on the Desktop and I loaded them all at the same time after clearing the previous ones out with POI Loader.

Strange duplication, but they are all there.

We're getting close and it sounds like you are fully functional. I agree the duplication sounds strange. I looked back to see if you mentioned whether you are loading the POIs onto the unit itself or an SD card and I couldn't find any mention. Sure sounds like there could be a duplicate POI.gpi file sitting somewhere. It shouldn't be necessary to run POI Loader to delete the previous loads since it will just overwrite them. However, since you did delete first, you should have had two chances to get rid of a duplicate file.

Do any of the following apply?
1.) Did you previously rename any POI.gpi files and leave them on either the card or the unit? You can delete any gpi files except for the last POI.gpi that should be in Garmin/POI on either the unit or the SD card (wherever you directed POI Loader to put it).
2.) If you have a card, you could have a POI.gpi on both the unit and the card. I'm not sure POI Loader deletes from both when you run it in deletion mode.
3.) If you have a trash folder (usually created by Mac computers), on either the unit or the SD card, delete it.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

Progress??

I am loading to the unit. I figured it was easier to erase them all before installing so I would get no duplication. It seems to be an "assume" rather than fact, at the moment.

I will do some investigation of the unit shortly and get back.

Spring may be coming. H.

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dhamish

dhamish.It sounds like you

dhamish.It sounds like you have done it correctly.When I touch custom pois on my unit I also have All Categories at the top then a list of the individual poi titles below.If I touch All Categories I get the same duplicate listing but if I hit All Categories again it will show me the 50 closest to me that contains different pois.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

Charlie, You're Right

charlesd45 wrote:

dhamish.It sounds like you have done it correctly.When I touch custom pois on my unit I also have All Categories at the top then a list of the individual poi titles below.If I touch All Categories I get the same duplicate listing

It didn't seem right, so I went along with it being a duplicate, and didn't go out to the car to retrieve the unit. It is as you say, the same on mine

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

three strikes

It seems to be u-nanny-mouse. Same on mine.

Thank you for all the help and information.

Have a very nice Easter. H.

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dhamish

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