"How do I save to a SD memory card from POI Loader?
Submitted by zadmi on Wed, 01/31/2007 - 10:13pm.
You'll need to have a card reader attached to your computer, and you'll need to have the SD card in the reader when you start POI Loader.
When you start POI Loader, it will find the card and list it as one of the available devices where you can send POI data."
I read the above. My question is, do I need a card reader-writer or just the card reader to do the task described above?
Every SD reader I've used can also write. As long as the SD mounts on the computer you can use it add, delete, or change files on the card.
My question is, do I need a card reader-writer or just the card reader to do the task described above?
Do you realize that your Nuvi, albeit slow, will function as the reader? If the card is in the Nuvi, and the Nuvi is attached to the PC by USB, POI Loader will offer the card as a destination.
"Do you realize that your Nuvi, albeit slow, will function as the reader? If the card is in the Nuvi, and the Nuvi is attached to the PC by USB, POI Loader will offer the card as a destination."
That was my initial thinking until I read the instructions. Thats why i went looking and saw card reader-writer confusing the issue. I also thought a reader would just read content but not write.
Thanks for the reply. I will test it
Some readers may not be able to read/write High capacity SD card (SDHC). I just got a 4GB SanDisk SDHC from a friend.
I inserted the card into my notebook flash memory reader slot. My notebook detects the card and automatically installs it. However, when I look at the volume properties, it shows up as RAW file type and the size is 0 bytes. When I click the drive, it says that it's not formatted and asks me if I want to format it. Clicking Yes gives me another message that says it can't be formatted. Oh well, my notebook card reader can't read high capacity cards.
Then I inserted the SDHC card into my Nuvi. Hook up Nuvi to my notebook with USB cable. Voila! It shows up as a 4GB FAT32 volume. It's just too bad file copying thru USB is so painfully slow.
Now that I got this extra 4GB space, what am I going to store in there (besides MP3s)? Can someone give me some ideas?
Can someone give me some ideas?
Well The POI loader did not detect the memory card. It didn’t offer the SD card as a destination.. As a result it put the Wal-Mart stores in the custom POI folder. I will try a card reader and see if there is any difference
Well The POI loader did not detect the memory card. It didn’t offer the SD card as a destination..
Usually, there is a drop down menu next to the field showing "Nuvi", but you need to click on the arrow/triangle thingie to see the card.
My PC (or printer) doesn't have a card reader/writer so I have to use the nuvi. Usually, when I connect the nuvi to my PC via USB, the main unit comes up as drive D:\ and the SD card as drive E:\ as seen in My Computer.
When I run POI Loader and get to the third screen, it searches for GPS devices and first detects and displays the main nuvi unit, drive D:\. But if you click on the down arrow which opens the full device list, you'll find and can select the SD card, drive E:\.
The POI files will then be loaded onto the SD card.
Ok there were 3 options- garmin and two other.I guess I didnt click on the garmin to see the sub drives.The other two were certainly not the memory card. I will play with it later. Can I delete the Custom POI folder it created on the Nivi if I get it on the memory card? If so how do I delete it?
Just run poiloader and select remove all custom pois.
Can I delete the Custom POI folder it created on the Nivi if I get it on the memory card? If so how do I delete it?
Open the POI folder and you will see a file, POI.gpi. Delete it like you would any other file on your computer (as long as you don't have a Mac) -- highlight it and hit the delete button.
Alright, I am set.Thanks guys for the info.Yeah I didn't click on the Garmin arrow to see the card drive G:- I removed the original custom POI I installed Friday and added the new ones to the SD Card. Now I can add more categories.
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