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I have 2 gpx files that I downloaded from this site. When I try to load them to my Garmin Nuvi750 with Garmin POI loader on my Macbook w/ OS 10.5, the files show up in gray, so I can't upload them. I checked the "show all extensions" tag in Finder, and these files end in gpx. What am I doing wrong?

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TandemRider

Point to the folder only

Using POI loader all you need to do is point to the folder. Create a folder on the desktop and call it POI. Put all of you poi files in here whether they are GPX or CSV. Point POI loader to the folder. The files will show up in grey but not allow you to choose them. Also, when loading new files they will overwrite the old ones. I.E. if you first load files 1,2,3 then delete those out of the folder then load 4,5,6 files 1,2,3 will be deleted from the GPS. In order to keep all files you must keep 1,2,3,4,5, and 6 in the folder to maintain everything on the GPS.

Hopefully I did not make it to confusing. If so someone will be able to explain it better.

point to the folder - yes

That was very clear, and it works! Thank you.

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TandemRider

uploading gpx files to Mac

I tried the same thing but it did not work; my computer says "there are no valid poi files in the poi files folder."

Very frustrating after hours of futility.

Questions

Did you use the finder to see if the file is indeed in the proper folder?

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Solution to uploading POIs to a Garmin from a Mac

I just want to reinforce that wknight40's "Point to the Folder Only" post solved the problem I had with uploading csv files to my nüvi 1450. Here is the error message I got and what was posted as a solution:

"There was an error reading the file /Applications/Garmin ƒ/nüvi 1450/Custom POIs/RestAreasCombined(Ver.AB).csv. Either correct the problem or delete the file and try again."

"Using POI loader all you need to do is point to the folder. Create a folder on the desktop and call it POI. Put all of you poi files in here whether they are GPX or CSV. Point POI loader to the folder. The files will show up in grey but not allow you to choose them. Also, when loading new files they will overwrite the old ones. I.E. if you first load files 1,2,3 then delete those out of the folder then load 4,5,6 files 1,2,3 will be deleted from the GPS. In order to keep all files you must keep 1,2,3,4,5, and 6 in the folder to maintain everything on the GPS."

Apparently the problem was the name I gave the folder and/or the fact the folder needed to be on the Desktop.

using a mac?

richardmangan wrote:

I tried the same thing but it did not work; my computer says "there are no valid poi files in the poi files folder."

Very frustrating after hours of futility.

Some versions of Safari corrupt the file names of GPX files by appending .xml to the .gpx extension already present.

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Thanks for the advice - it

Thanks for the advice - it was useful. No problems encountered.

Cheers

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