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backing up a Magellan (4250) before adding POI

 

Hi
Apologies if this question has been asked already..

I've just purchased a Magellan 4250 GPS
Before starting to tinker and add POI's etc..
Is there a way to backup the GPS as is, just in case something goes wrong and i need to revert back?

There was a disc in the box, but its only the readers manual.

Thanks for any help on this

Backing up

Under the User options, there is a backup and restore feature you can use with an SD card. It'll save Favorites, previous destinations etc. to the card, but it will overwrite that info everytime you back up so be warned.

Unless you're going to hack your OS, there's no real need to backup as you can just delete any custom POI's you've made for it, as well as any Faves.

Does that answer your question, or was it more involved than that?

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"Delete nothing, back up everything"

Complete backup

shinbet wrote:

Before starting to tinker and add POI's etc..
Is there a way to backup the GPS as is, just in case something goes wrong and i need to revert back?

Good plan. Connect the 4250 to your computer. The computer should recognize it as an external, removable drive. Copy everything to a folder on your host computer. Done. From there, you can save it anywhere you want.

Note that the 4250 is one of the Maestro models that won't let you "see" the SD card through the GPS when connected to the computer. To put Custom POIs on the SD card, you need a card slot in your computer........at least that's been my experience anyway.

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

You forgot one important thing...

ka1167 wrote:

...Copy everything to a folder on your host computer.

What you'll want to remember for this process is you'll need to have your hidden and protected files shown for all of them to copy to the new folder.

PS - You can verify this by checking properties of your drive in My Computer and then in the folder you create. Hint: check the file count and size of the bytes.

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"Delete nothing, back up everything"

Thanks

CGY Guy wrote:

What you'll want to remember for this process is you'll need to have your hidden and protected files shown for all of them to copy to the new folder.

Quite right. Thank you. Just re-did mine and it took about 8 minutes.

Also found out that it doesn't like to boot up with the USB cable connected. Need to start it up first and plug the cable in after it is done booting.

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

Mi placir

Glad I could help a bit.

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"Delete nothing, back up everything"

It was more a complete

It was more a complete backup
I have know plans to hack,
Just in case i wanted to trade the unit at a later date, and restore it to its original settings
Like buying a pc and creating a bootable disc with default windows installation!

yes, this is what i was

yes, this is what i was looking for
Thanks
KA1167

magellan 4250

Hi, everyone i am new to this please excuse my English.
Magellan 4250 its HDD has been formated now my compouter did not read it gps.

So i bought the new 4250 to fix it. but i dont know "which file i needed to up lode from the new gps. and where to put on to the old broken gps. I mean there is Bootloader Menu
Information
Format HDD
Update os
update os (formate HDD)
Update Boot loader
Update boot loder (Erase flash)

please healp i do realy need it thank
Email. kallar51@hotmail.com

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Hi, everyone

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