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Some of the poi files I have downloasded to my Garmin255 are not listed on Extras icon for custom poi's?

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Paul

Are you installing all each time?

Unless you go to some effort, all current POI files on your GPS will be wiped out when you install new ones. So if you've loaded A a week ago and now want to also install B, you need to install A and B now. Is that what you're doing? If you just install B, the As will be gone. Could this be the problem?

Are you installing with POI Loader and if so, are you using Express or Custom mode? If Custom mode, make sure you're not telling POI Loader to ignore some files.

Installed POI files will install and be seen when touching the Extras, then touching the Custom POI button as you are trying.

Give us a bit more info if these potential solutions aren't the cure.

Poi files

paulssr wrote:

Some of the poi files I have downloasded to my Garmin255 are not listed on Extras icon for custom poi's?

Make sure when you touch extras to touch custom pois next.If downloaded properly they will be there.If not look at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

POI files

The files are listed on the SD disk in the garmin but only 5 are showing on the custom poi list under extras. When I try to download a file again, it asks if i want to replace existing file. The poi's seem to have been downloaded but don't show up on the custom list.

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Paul

Every time you run poiloader

Every time you run poiloader it will overwrite existing files.You have to load them all at one time.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

POI files

Thanks, I'll try that and se if it works.

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Paul

@paulssr

Ok let us know how it comes out.There is a method for re-naming your custom poi files to keep from loading each time.I would only use for files that don't get updated a lot. See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8779

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

POI files

I reloaded all the poi files and everything seems to be there. Thanks again for everyonrs help.

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Paul

Updates

Good.Don't forget a list of all the files you download from Poi Factory except Redlight and Speed cameras are listed Under My Favorite Files.You can manage the list for just what you want it to show.Checking the list once in a while will make sure you have the latest updated custom pois.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

If this is the problem

charlesd45 wrote:

Every time you run poiloader it will overwrite existing files.You have to load them all at one time.

As charlesd45 and others have said, POI Loader generates a file called poi.gpi every time it is run. You load POI file A and POI Loader generates a poi.gpi file. Tomorrow you load POI file B and POI Loader generates another poi.gpi file which wrote over the one that contained POI file A.

To overcome this, you should do one of two things.

(1) every run of POI Loader should point to some folder like "My Custom POIs" in which there is one level of sub-folders containing every POI file you have.

or

2) After every run of POI Loader, go into the ...\Garmin\POI folder on your GPS device and rename the poi.gpi file to something descriptive of the POI file or files you just loaded. For example if you loaded POI files for Wendys and McDonalds, you might decide to rename it "Fast Food.gpi" Note you leave the extension ".gpi" and replace the characters to the left of the period before the extension.

Backup?

jgermann wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

Every time you run poiloader it will overwrite existing files.You have to load them all at one time.

As charlesd45 and others have said, POI Loader generates a file called poi.gpi every time it is run. You load POI file A and POI Loader generates a poi.gpi file. Tomorrow you load POI file B and POI Loader generates another poi.gpi file which wrote over the one that contained POI file A.

To overcome this, you should do one of two things.

(1) every run of POI Loader should point to some folder like "My Custom POIs" in which there is one level of sub-folders containing every POI file you have.

or

2) After every run of POI Loader, go into the ...\Garmin\POI folder on your GPS device and rename the poi.gpi file to something descriptive of the POI file or files you just loaded. For example if you loaded POI files for Wendys and McDonalds, you might decide to rename it "Fast Food.gpi" Note you leave the extension ".gpi" and replace the characters to the left of the period before the extension.

Slightly off-topic but related, how does one back up the GPS so that all custom settings are preserved? Yesterday my GPS got the update for the 1490T and it wiped out my settings (eg, what the four fields on the right should display on the map screen during navigation).

Nevermind

perpster wrote:
jgermann wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

Every time you run poiloader it will overwrite existing files.You have to load them all at one time.

As charlesd45 and others have said, POI Loader generates a file called poi.gpi every time it is run. You load POI file A and POI Loader generates a poi.gpi file. Tomorrow you load POI file B and POI Loader generates another poi.gpi file which wrote over the one that contained POI file A.

To overcome this, you should do one of two things.

(1) every run of POI Loader should point to some folder like "My Custom POIs" in which there is one level of sub-folders containing every POI file you have.

or

2) After every run of POI Loader, go into the ...\Garmin\POI folder on your GPS device and rename the poi.gpi file to something descriptive of the POI file or files you just loaded. For example if you loaded POI files for Wendys and McDonalds, you might decide to rename it "Fast Food.gpi" Note you leave the extension ".gpi" and replace the characters to the left of the period before the extension.

Slightly off-topic but related, how does one back up the GPS so that all custom settings are preserved? Yesterday my GPS got the update for the 1490T and it wiped out my settings (eg, what the four fields on the right should display on the map screen during navigation).

Nevermind. Found the answer here: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30394

Good information. Thanks

Good information. Thanks

saving custom settings

perpster wrote:

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Nevermind. Found the answer here: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30394

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you hard reset your nuvi, you'll lose all custom settings and have to re-enter them after you crank it back up. You can save your favorites and custom POIs, etc., but I believe your custom settings will have to be reset and cannot be recovered.

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nuvi 1690 with ecoRoute HD, SP2610 (retired), Edge 305, Forerunner 405

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