When I access my Streetpilot c550 on my computer the curent.gpx file does not show up. I have copied it before but for some reason it is not now available. I have done a search on the removable disk (Garmin SP c550) to no avail. I do find the POI.GPI file in the GPX sub directory and have opened it (after conversion) and it isn't the Favorites file data. I have checked and there are several favorites available on the unit. Any advice would be appreciated.
You don't say what os your computer is (vista, xp, etc). Windows will not let you see hidden files unless you've selected "show hidden files".
For xp, go to ...my computer...tools.....folder options....view...make sure "show hidden files & folders is checked.
Hope that helps.
When I access my Streetpilot c550 on my computer the curent.gpx file does not show up. I have copied it before but for some reason it is not now available.
This effect has been noted before. From what I recall, it was something to do with the file only being written out, when the unit has a valid time. Since it occasionally forgets the time, it's necessary to get a satellite fix before reconnecting to the PC.
The earlier firmware didn't worry about this issue and just created CURRENT.GPX with a timestamp of January 1601
You need to turn on your gps before connecting the usb cable to your computer. The current.gpx file will not show up on your computer otherwise.
You need to turn on your gps before connecting the usb cable to your computer.
The act of turning the unit on, may well have the side-effect of sorting out the time-keeping of course...
I just tried connecting the USB cable to my powered-OFF C510 (same firmware as C550). It successfully created CURRENT.GPX.
. turn on your gps before connecting .. to your computer. The current.gpx file will not show up ... otherwise.
This is not true on my nuvi 250, there is always a current.gpx file no matter if the gps was on or not when connected to the computer.
But they are discussing the SP c5xx series.
I just returned home and read the posts. I intermediately plugged in my unit after turning it on and no turning the settings from normal to off. I don't know whether a recent satellite fix or the current time setting did the trick but current.gpx was in the file listings in My Computer (Windows Explorer) view. Thanks for the help. I will try to narrow down what causes the file to be written (Time or Satellite fix) a post the results. May be a while though. Once again thanks.
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