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why don't deleted favorites stay deleted????

 

I own a Garmin 1390T.

I do know why my favorites are not staying deleted, but I am sure what I should due to fix the problem.

I am importing waypoints (favorites) to my 1390T using Google Maps or Microsoft Streets an Trips.
Each Waypoint gets a "gpxfile-number.gpx" file downloaded to the 1390T and is placed in the devices "GPX" folder.
When the 1390T is powered on a new current.gpx file is created and the new waypoints are added to this file and to the favorites list.
When I am done with the waypoint I delete it from the favorite list. The original "gpxfile-number.gpx" file does not get deleted from the device (this causes the problem).
The next time I import a waypoint from google maps the new waypoint is added and all the waypoints that were not deleted get imported to the device again and show up as favorites (NOT what I want).

What is the best way to delete and mange these files "gpxfile-number.gpx"?

Do I need the original "gpxfile-number.gpx" at all? Once they get imported into the favorites are they even needed anymore? If this is the case, I would just be able to delete all *.gpx in the garmin "GPX" folder.

Is there a piece of software that will read these files and let me delete the ones I no longer need?

How to delete...

The only way to delete Favorites is by deleting the ones you want DIRECTLY on your GPS. Select the desired POI and delete it. Then go to the next one.

There is NO other way using any third party program. You will just end with duplicates, but it will never delete any POI. The Favorites are stored inside the GPS.
The file Current.gpx is an output provided by the GPS to allow 3rd party software to access them, but removing them from the file will not delete them.

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Jstar333 wrote:

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What is the best way to delete and mange these files "gpxfile-number.gpx"?

Do I need the original "gpxfile-number.gpx" at all? Once they get imported into the favorites are they even needed anymore? If this is the case, I would just be able to delete all *.gpx in the garmin "GPX" folder.

Once you have imported them into the current.gpx, you don't need the original "gpxfile-number.gpx" file.

Quote:

Is there a piece of software that will read these files and let me delete the ones I no longer need?

No. Sorry.

To add...

If there are any *.gpx files named *other than* current.gpx in the GPX folder, the favorites contained in those gpx files will be re-read into the nuvi even if you actually go in and delete them from the unit itself. You need to go in and delete (or rename to omit the .gpx extension) those *.gpx files named *other than* current.gpx using the PC. Current.gpx is regenerated at every power-cycle on the nuvi and is a shadowed backup of the favorites that are currently on the unit (along with saved routes and the trip log).

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

before you start deleting ...

before you start deleting, BACKUP

If you are not sure of how to do so, then look at
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30394

"gpxfile-number.gpx" not needed after import

I believe that once the "gpxfile-number.gpx" file is imported into the favorites list it is no longer needed and can be deleted. The "gpxfile-number.gpx" file and the same waypoint listed in the favorites list must be deleted to remove the waypoint off the Garmin Gps. I did find a software program that can manage the Garmin "gpxfile-number.gpx" files. It is called EasyGPS. It is a freeware program and when I scanned it with Virustotal.com contained no Viruses. With this program I can open all the files in the GARMIN "GPX" folder (except "current.gpx") and it will display all the "gpxfile-number.gpx" files as waypoints. Any Waypoint can be selected and deleted with a few mouse clicks.

EPE works

Jstar333 wrote:

I believe that once the "gpxfile-number.gpx" file is imported into the favorites list it is no longer needed and can be deleted. The "gpxfile-number.gpx" file and the same waypoint listed in the favorites list must be deleted to remove the waypoint off the Garmin Gps. I did find a software program that can manage the Garmin "gpxfile-number.gpx" files. It is called EasyGPS. It is a freeware program and when I scanned it with Virustotal.com contained no Viruses. With this program I can open all the files in the GARMIN "GPX" folder (except "current.gpx") and it will display all the "gpxfile-number.gpx" files as waypoints. Any Waypoint can be selected and deleted with a few mouse clicks.

EPE (extra poi editor) will open the current.gpx

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

Just use Windows Explorer

Jstar333 wrote:

I own a Garmin 1390T.

I do know why my favorites are not staying deleted, but I am sure what I should due to fix the problem.

What is the best way to delete and mange these files "gpxfile-number.gpx"?

Do I need the original "gpxfile-number.gpx" at all? Once they get imported into the favorites are they even needed anymore? If this is the case, I would just be able to delete all *.gpx in the garmin "GPX" folder.

Is there a piece of software that will read these files and let me delete the ones I no longer need?

I have had the same thing and discovered the same cure. Just delete them. In fact, you can safely delete ALL the *.gpx files you find in the GPX folder.

What I do after downloading new locations to my Favorites is to boot up the Nuvi to be certain that they were imported. Then I connect via the PC and delete the original gpx files. They are no longer needed once they have been imported into the internal memory. None of them affect the operation of the device.

Current.gpx is a OUTPUT-ONLY copy of your Favorites that is created every time you boot up your Nuvi. It is not used after that. If you had previously deleted your Current.gpx file, a new one will be created when the Nuvi boots.

Position.gpx is the last position you were at when you removed the Nuvi from it's docking cradle while it was still turned on. I think the idea of that was to make it easy to find your car in a parking lot. Whenever you pull the Nuvi from it's powered cradle and it's still powered on, it creates a new position.gpx or overwrites the existing one if it's alread there.

All the rest of the (odd name).gpx files are internet or software downloads that get read into your Favorites memory when you boot up and are never used again later, unless your Nuvi - as we have seen it do many times - gets confused and considers them to be 'new' files and loads them again.

You can simply use Windows to browse to the Nuvi gpx folder and then save a shortcut to that location on your desktop. Makes returning there later. After you download new locations to your Favorites, boot up the Nuvi and then reconnect and clear out those now unnecessary files. You'll never have them sneak back into your Favorites again!

Back Up, Then Delete "gpxfile-number.gpx"

Jstar333 wrote:

I own a Garmin 1390T.
Do I need the original "gpxfile-number.gpx" at all? Once they get imported into the favorites are they even needed anymore? If this is the case, I would just be able to delete all *.gpx in the garmin "GPX" folder.

I think you need to delete the files named "gpxfile-number.gpx". Make a copy on your PC, then delete the file. Start up you GPS and delete it from the favorites. Then restart. It should be gone for good. If you think the waypoints may be useful later, you could rename the file to something more descriptive and save it for future use.

GPX Archive

My deleted favorites keep coming back on my 1450. I deleted the temp.gpx file. Hopefully that will solve the problem.

What is the GPX/Archive folder for? There are a bunch of GPX files in there. I wonder if they can be deleted.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin eTrex, nüvi 1390/GTM-26, nüvi 2595/GTM-60 "A person's a person, no matter how small", Dr. Seuss.

Connect the gps to the

Connect the gps to the computer and click Garmin Folder,Gpx folder and you will see current.gpx.Anything other then current.gpx with gpx extension delete them.Then go back and manually delete them from the gps.When you send favorites from Google or other programs it makes another gpx file and once you boot up the gps that file loads to the current.gpx file.The extra gpx file extension created other then current.gpx is no longer needed after that.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Archive folder

gdfaini wrote:

My deleted favorites keep coming back on my 1450. I deleted the temp.gpx file. Hopefully that will solve the problem.

What is the GPX/Archive folder for? There are a bunch of GPX files in there. I wonder if they can be deleted.

Here is info on Archive folder from Garmin support.

What is a trip log and how does it work on a nuvi or zumo device?

01/10/2011

Trip logs are points automatically stored when the GPS device is locked onto a satellite signal and moving. It is the electronic equivalent of laying down a "breadcrumb trail" to mark the path that has been traveled.

Your nuvi or zumo can store 10,000 points before it begins the process of archiving additional logs.1 Beyond 10,000 points the device moves the oldest trip data into an internal archive file. Up to 20 archive files can be stored internally on the unit. This means, depending on space available, that the device can store over 200,000 points of trip data.

*Note: Archived trip log information is not visible on the device itself, but can be used and seen with Garmin's MapSource product. You can open individual archives to view in MapSource by following the steps below:

Open the Garmin device drive located in My Computer. [Note: If using a Mac, the Garmin drive will be located on the Desktop.]
Open the Garmin folder.
Open the GPX folder.
Open the Archive folder.
Each archived GPX file can be opened in the MapSource program.

*Note: While some Garmin devices such as the zumo come with the necessary mapping software to install MapSource, it will be necessary to purchase a Garmin mapping product in order to view an archived log from your device on your computer.

1The Archive file feature can be found on the following devices:

nuvi 205 series
nuvi 500 series
nuvi 705 series
nuvi 800 series
nuvi 805 series
nuvi 1100/1200/1300/1400/1600 series
nuvi 3700 series
nuvi 2200/2300/2400 series
zumo 200/400/500/600 series

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Logs

Thanks. I thought I had deleted the trip log, but must have forgotten.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin eTrex, nüvi 1390/GTM-26, nüvi 2595/GTM-60 "A person's a person, no matter how small", Dr. Seuss.

Thanks....

That was very helpful in deleating those favorites that had previously been deleated but just keep poping up again and again.

In my 1490

I delete my favorites through the front end, then through the back end, and then reboot. That seems to guarantee they don't come back. Sometimes. lol

Good information to keep on

Good information to keep on hand.

Thanks!

Archive tracks

Charlie wrote:

Quote:

Open the Garmin device drive located in My Computer.
Open the Garmin folder.
Open the GPX folder.
Open the Archive folder.
Each archived GPX file can be opened in the MapSource program.

I just found the missing tracks from our Branson trip in October and the missing tracks from our recent trip to TN. Those tracks were on the first day of the trips...
Strange that the tracks for the first 10 days of our Florida vacation in March are still missing.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Could they be in the

Could they be in the favorites based on this?Your nuvi or zumo can store 10,000 points before it begins the process of archiving additional logs.1 Beyond 10,000 points the device moves the oldest trip data into an internal archive file.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Deleting of favorites

I myself was looking into how to keep them permanently removed, without having to use a 3rd party program or with the garmin updater.

Basically if you really want to delete certain favs and make sure they are gone, you can download a program called Easy GPS. once installed you select your gps, and once the interface comes up, you press the receive gps in the center top of the program. It will upload the points you have to your program and you can edit them to renaming or even deleting by right clicking and deleting them.

Once you have removed what you want from the favorites, you need to go into your actual garmin folder on the GPS, shown as a removable drive, go to the GPX folder and delete all the archives and the one listed as current.gpx.

You then go back to the easy gps program and press the send to gps button, this will upload the new favs back to your gps. Unplug and then turn on your garmin, if it automatically turns on, shut it back down by holding the power button and turn back on again.

The points you removed, should be gone permanently then.

DARK

Old thread

From May 2011

spokybob wrote:

Charlie wrote:

Quote:

Open the Garmin device drive located in My Computer.
Open the Garmin folder.
Open the GPX folder.
Open the Archive folder.
Each archived GPX file can be opened in the MapSource program.

I just found the missing tracks from our Branson trip in October and the missing tracks from our recent trip to TN. Those tracks were on the first day of the trips...
Strange that the tracks for the first 10 days of our Florida vacation in March are still missing.

May 2013
Our most recent Florida trips, both had the Archived Tracks available...Many of those tracks were duplicates of other tracks. No problem though.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

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turboccc wrote:

The file Current.gpx is an output provided by the GPS to allow 3rd party software to access them, but removing them from the file will not delete them.

Oh, I did not know that after all these years.

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Michael -- Nuvi 755T

Output only

Cyberian75 wrote:
turboccc wrote:

The file Current.gpx is an output provided by the GPS to allow 3rd party software to access them, but removing them from the file will not delete them.

Oh, I did not know that after all these years.

the file current.gpx on Garmins are "output only" files. They are recreated each time the unit is turned on by reading the "Favorites" in internal storage and adding the contents of any .gpx file that has not previously been read by the unit. Then, a new current.gpx file is written.

Hook your unit to your computer. Assuming you have a recent backup, then just change the name of the [nuvi]:\Garmin\GPX\Current.gpx file to a .gpxx extension (which means it is still on your GPS but will not be recognized). You will see what happens in a minute.

Safely disconnect and then go look at Favorites. They will be the same as before.

Hook the unit back to the computer and you will find a brand new Current.gpx file the same size as the Current.gpxx file.

A Master Reset will delete favorites.

You can delete a Favorite by navigating to it and then selecting "Edit" and "Delete" rather than "Go"

EasyGPS!!!

darkseid007 wrote:

Basically if you really want to delete certain favs and make sure they are gone, you can download a program called Easy GPS.

EasyGPS!!! OMG!!! I had forgotten all about this program, the last time I used it was in 2002 with a GPS V! I'll have to download it and use it with my 560.

Thanks!

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KD5XB in DM84

same problem

I had the same problem with my 855 and did the same thing that johnc did. Can't quite figure why it happened, but it only did it the one time. I haven't had any problems since.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

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