On my 755T I've been adding new POIs and deleting old ones and have one left over in the Garmin/Poi/ directory on the 755 unit called 006D135900.gpi. Is this a system file that needs to stay or can I delete it?
I'm guessing you have an MSN receiver. It is for the Airport info.
No MSN receiver.
It's a support file for not only the airports flight status, but also for weather radar / alerts and to send routes to the gps. Probably within the software wether you need it or not.
The files in the poi folder and named with the extension gpi are poi files that the poi loader, Garmin or someone else has loaded and re-named.. The file poi.gpi is the file that contains all of the poi's you have loaded with the poi loader. I have poi's that were loaded by Garmin for enforcement cameras in Europe. These came with my nuis' 270 and 770...
Just right click on the file.Scroll down to open with and pick notepad.Or go to http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert_input and pull up the file under browse.Select comma where you see Plain text delimiter.Then click convert.Should give you idea what the file is.
Bottom line is yes if can be deleted but may limit some function of your gps. If you decide to delete it I definitely would make and save a copy of it in case you want to restore it at a later time...
Getting somewhere now. The file starts with the following:
GRMREC01Vàä# MSN_Airport_v31 B POI 01ä . EN Airline Data
and it's 1.1 MB in size. So I moved copied it off of the 755 and into my PC. Is it something that needs to be put back on the Nuvi unit?
That's totally up to you.. If you find that something is not working the way you expect and that file seems to be the reason, then you can re-install it... Me, I would leave it on the gps... If you are looking to save memory space.. remove some of the language files you don't speak or understand..
No I wouldn't delete it.That is a file you downloaded using webupdater.MSN Flight Status.Correction you said you didn't have msn direct.Should be able to delete.
Perhaps some have done more extensive research than I have, but I believe it only is for MSN flight data as I stated. In addition to opening the file (as described above) I also have deleted it to see the results. The result was no change at all to any function of MSN except flight data, at least on my 765T.
It most definitely is not a renamed POI file.
I don't have a GPS with traffic and I have never seen that file. But let me suggest a simple experiment that may shed some light on the file:
Remove all other POI files from the GPS, backing them up to the computer hard drive if you wish.
Leave the mystery file on the GPS, or replace it if already removed.
Start the GPS (not connected to a computer). Look under extras. What is there? Anything you find should be a result of that file.
As a further test for those needing convincing, remove the mystery file and then look in extras again, there should be nothing. If there is then it is most likely that all of the other POI files were not really removed.
Replace any POI files that you removed and backed up, assuming that you don't want to reload them through POIloader again. Report on the results of your test.
Just to clarify.I have the option of MSN on my unit.I ran the web updater and seen the same file for download on the 2nd page.Before downloading I check under the Garmin poi folder and all that was there was the file for my custom pois.Downloaded the file and it show up as 006D135900.gpi along with the one for custom pois.I just deleted it after finding same results as the OP.Unless you are using the MSN direct it is not needed.
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