Cant find poi's


I downloaded the cracker barrel poi's but after I sync with my nuvi 260w I still can't find it on my gps.

Looking for pois

If you got message that so many pois got downloaded go to where to,my locations extra or custom pois and you will see them.Make sure to touch the last screen.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.


Did you load them to your unit with POILoader? If so, they will be listed under Extras>Custom POIs.

If not, then you will need to do so in order to see them. If you do not have POILoader, you can download it from the Garmin site. I would suggest you also download Webupdater at the same time to keep your unit up-to-date on the firmware side.

Here are the instructions for POILoader (Originally posted by Motorcycle Mama):

Download and install Garmin's POI Loader onto your computer in order to LOAD Custom POI files onto your GPS unit.

Then create a folder on your computer for your Custom POI files.

Download and/or create whatever Custom POI files you want to load onto your GPS unit and place ALL of them in that folder and keep them there.
Attach your GPS unit to your computer with a USB cable. (Alternately, if you have a unit that will read the Custom POIs from the SD card, attach or insert the SD card to the computer.)

Run the POI Loader program that you installed to your computer and follow the prompts.

Select your GPS unit (or SD card if applicable) as the destination for the Custom POIs in the POI Loader screen. Use the drop down arrow if necessary.

When it asks for the location of the data, Select 'Browse ...' and navigate to the appropriate folder.

Select Manual or Express Mode using the drop down list. (Express Mode will set alerts based upon the data in the files. Manual Mode will allow you to set the alert information manually, if desired.)
If you select Manual instead of Express, you can set Proximity and Speed alerts for your POIs.
Follow the prompts.

Express Mode will load you files and present you with a Finish screen indicating how many POIs were loaded.

Manual Mode will present you with each POI file you have in your folder giving you the opportunity to skip loading that file, and to set or change the speed or proximity alert information. At the end Manual Mode will also present you with a Finish screen indicating how many POIs were loaded.
POI Loader will create a file in the destination you chose named POI.GPI with all your Custom POIs.

Glenn - Southern MD; SP C330 / Nuvi 750 / Nuvi 265WT