Using Gamin's POI Loader

 

New at this so I assume I am missing a step somewhere.

If I go to Garmin?Extras and the POI Factory, log in and then save the top file on the list--Rest Areas Combined (Version M)--it saves to my unit as a .CSV file which opens with Excell.

If I try and use Garmin's POI loader to load that I get an error with these key lines:

WIN_UTILITIES.CPP
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Windows Error Code: 5

What am I missing here?

Jim

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Jim Graves

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JAMESCGRAVES wrote:

If I go to Garmin?Extras and the POI Factory, log in and then save the top file on the list--Rest Areas Combined (Version M)--it saves to my unit as a .CSV file which opens with Excell.

Not sure what you mean by "go to Garmin?Extras", but if you are downloading a csv file to your gps, that is your mistake. It should be loaded to a folder on your computer; POI Loader will load it onto your gps.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

LITTLE UNCLEAR THERE

What I meant was I went to the Garmin Site, the Extras tab, then to the POI Factory site where I signed in and saved the Rest Areas file in CSV format in a folder on my PC.

When I open POI Loader and try and to go through the process of making that Rest Areas file accessible to Garmin Mobile PC I get the .CPP error.

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Jim Graves

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JAMESCGRAVES wrote:

What I meant was I went to the Garmin Site, the Extras tab, then to the POI Factory site where I signed in and saved the Rest Areas file in CSV format in a folder on my PC.

When I open POI Loader and try and to go through the process of making that Rest Areas file accessible to Garmin Mobile PC I get the .CPP error.

In retrospect, that might have been a better initial post. See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/18566

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

SOLVED

Turns out I had a Windows Vista/64 bit problem.

WIN_UTILITIES.CPP
The WIN_UTILITIES error message along with the "Windows Error Code 5, Access is denied," in Vista usually indicates that the user account that you are using do not have full administrator rights. Vista gives the option to "Run as Administrator." That option should give more privileges so that the software can be run. To run the software as an administrator, right-click the POI icon, select "Run as Administrator."

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Jim Graves