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Hello.....I just purchased a Garmin 2595LMT and I want to transfer my favorites from my old model to this one. I have searched here and thought I understood how to do this but it is not working for some reason. Any help would be appreciated.

I copied the current.gpx from my old model to my computer. I used EPE to open that file and export to a csv format. I edited my favorites in a spreadsheet. I then used EPE to read my revised favorites and saved that file as a GPX named temp.gpx to my computer. I then connected the new 2595LMT to my computer and copied the temp.gpx file to the GPS folder called GPX through just dragging the file from my computer to the GPS. I then disconnected it and powered it up. There were no favorites saved. I tried several variations of this but with no luck. I even used the EPE to open the temp.gpx file on the GPS and it was reading properly the favorites.

Any ideas of what is wrong ? I thought of using POI loader but that doesn't appear to handle GPX files and I want them stored as waypoints and not POIs anyway.

Help !!! smile

Thanks !

Renaming to temp.gpx has

Renaming to temp.gpx has worked for me. Went to Garmin help and this is what they show for your model.
To send the file back to the GPS, please follow the steps below:

1. Right-click on the Current.gpx file on your Desktop and select Rename. 2. Name the file Current1.gpx and then press Enter. 3. Right-click on the Current1.gpx file and select Copy. 4. Connect your device to your computer. 5. Double-click on My Computer or Computer. 6. Right-click on the Garmin device drive and select Open. 7. Locate and double-click the GPX Folder. Some devices require you to open the folder named "Garmin" or "Internal Storage" first, then the GPX Folder.

8. Right-click and select Paste. 9. Disconnect your device from your computer and allow it to boot up. Some devices do not automatically boot up. If your device does not automatically boot up, turn the device on as normal.

Your favorites will now be restored on your device. To transfer the saved Favorites from one mass storage device to another, connect the new device to the computer in Step 4 and then follow the remainder of the steps.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

@bdsii

charlesd45's instruction will surely work, but if you read this before doing them, I would be interested to know what is currently in the folder [nuvi]:\Garmin\GPX folder. Personally, I would have thought that what you did would have worked but you never said if you checked that folder before safely disconnecting and could see that temp.gpx was in [nuvi]:\Garmin\GPX folder.

Must be a file issue......

Thanks guys.....after reading your posts I tried it on my older nuvi (after deleting all all favorites) and the older nuvi would not read the edited gpx file either. So....I deleted the current.gpx from both devices and then loaded my backup copy of the old gpx file and named it current1.gpx based on the directions above. After I rebooted, both devices showed the older favorites as they should.

I believe this means that my process of editing and reloading the gpx file was the problem. I will have to try a couple of methods to see if I can get the edited csv file converted to a good gpx file. I took a lot of time cleaning up that data and adding more waypoints so I want to take advantage of that effort.

Any thoughts on this file issue and getting the data converted into a valid GPX ?

Almost there.....thanks for the help !

Why not

just do all your editing in EPE. Re save as a Temp.gpx and put on the nuvi instead of messing with conversion to csv and back?

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

CSV or Excel file easier to edit in bulk

There are probably times when editing data in EPE is easier but for what I was doing such as mass edits to multiple waypoints at one time such as editing categories or symbols, it is easier in excel. Single edits waypoint by waypoint probably are easier in EPE but editing the excel file (CSV or XLSX) can be done on computers without EPE installed. This allows me the flexibility to do the editing on multiple computers. Plus I am very fluent in working with Excel so I am more comfortable in that environment smile

thanks !

ACCCKKKKK !

Oh, well....after all that about how great Excel was I found I am not able to edit the waypoints and create a GPX file that can be recognized by the 2595LMT or the old 205W. Argh ! sad

I will have to play around with EPE and file types to see if I can figure out why it will not work. EPE recognizes the files and displays them OK and creates a GPX file for them but when loaded as Current1.gpx into the devives, they are not recognized.

Have you tried Mapsouce? It

Have you tried Mapsouce? It has settings to receive from GPS and transfer back to GPS.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

BaseCamp is even easier than Mapsourse for doing that

charlesd45 wrote:

Have you tried Mapsouce? It has settings to receive from GPS and transfer back to GPS.

I agree and BaseCamp is even easier than Mapsourse for doing that.

I just used BaseCamp to transfer all my favorites from my old 295w to the new 3790LMT, the whole process took less than 3 minutes. It even transferred them with all the different special groupings I had them assigned too. It was just drag and drop on the new 3790 that was shown in BaseCamp.

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Garmin Viago Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

Place for .gpx files.

bdsii wrote:

Oh, well....after all that about how great Excel was I found I am not able to edit the waypoints and create a GPX file that can be recognized by the 2595LMT or the old 205W. Argh ! sad

I will have to play around with EPE and file types to see if I can figure out why it will not work. EPE recognizes the files and displays them OK and creates a GPX file for them but when loaded as Current1.gpx into the devives, they are not recognized.

Perhaps you are putting the file in the wrong place because others with devices of your type have no problem.

Whenever you want to add to your favorites, you create a .gpx file and put that file in the folder [nuvi]:\Garmin\GPX. The name of this file can be almost anything other than "current.gpx" because that particular file is considered by the nuvi as an OUTPUT only file.

Consider what Garmin says about transferring favorites.

How do I backup my saved addresses or Favorites on my nuvi, zumo, dezl, or LIVE series device?

01/05/2012

Our nuvi, zumo, dezl, and LIVE devices allow you the ability to backup the locations saved in the Favorites menu on the device. To backup the Favorites from the Garmin device:

Instructions for a PC:

1.Connect the Garmin device to a computer using a data transfer USB cable.
2.Double-click on My Computer or Computer.
3.Right-click on the Garmin device drive and select Open.
4.Locate and double-click the GPX Folder.
◦Some devices require you to open the folder named "Garmin" or "Internal Storage" first, then the GPX Folder.
5.Right-click and copy the Current.gpx file.
6.Locate your computer's Desktop.
7.Right-click and select Paste to save the Current.gpx file onto your Desktop.
To send the file back to the GPS, please follow the steps below:

1.Right-click on the Current.gpx file on your Desktop and select Rename.
2.Name the file Current1.gpx and then press Enter.
3.Right-click on the Current1.gpx file and select Copy.
4.Connect your device to your computer.
5.Double-click on My Computer or Computer.
6.Right-click on the Garmin device drive and select Open.
7.Locate and double-click the GPX Folder.
◦Some devices require you to open the folder named "Garmin" or "Internal Storage" first, then the GPX Folder.
8.Right-click and select Paste.
9.Disconnect your device from your computer and allow it to boot up. Some devices do not automatically boot up. If your device does not automatically boot up, turn the device on as normal.
Your favorites will now be restored on your device. To transfer the saved Favorites from one mass storage device to another, connect the new device to the computer in Step 4 and then follow the remainder of the steps.

Instructions for a Mac:

1.Connect the Garmin device to the Mac using a data transfer USB cable.
2.Double-click on the Garmin device when you see it mounted to the Desktop.
3.Locate and double-click the GPX Folder.
◦Some devices require you to open the folder named "Garmin" first, then the GPX Folder.
4.Right-click1 and copy the Current.gpx file.
5.Right-click1 on your Mac's Desktop and select Paste to save the Current.gpx file onto the Desktop.
To send the file back to the GPS:

1.Right-click1 on Current.gpx file on your Desktop and select Get Info.
2.Under Name & Extension, rename the file Current1.gpx and press Enter.
3.Right-click1 on the Current1.gpx file and select Copy.
4.With Garmin device connected to the Mac, double-click on the Garmin Drive.
5.Locate and double-click the GPX Folder.
◦Some devices require you to open the folder named "Garmin" first, then the GPX Folder.
6.Right-click1 and paste the Current1.gpx file into the GPX folder on your Garmin device.
Your favorites will now be restored on your device. To transfer the saved Favorites from one mass storage device to another, connect the new device to the computer in Step 4 and then follow the remainder of the steps.

1If using a Mac with a one button mouse or trackpad, hold the Control button on the keyboard and then click the mouse.

Place for .gpx files

Thank you for you in-depth reply.

I'm using a Linux machine, running openSuSE 13.1 and we just got the Garmin nuvi 2595lmt. The daughter gets my nuvi2555lmt, and momma keeps her 2545lmt.

I had the same question - how to get the waypoints from the old device integrated into the mainstream operation of the new device, without having them show up as POI's.

What made things *snap* for me, was the fact that Current.gpx was the 'OUTput' file! DOH! Everything clicked! (Duh!) mrgreen

So, while I had the nuvi2555 and the nuvi2595 connected to the same Linux box, it was as simple as
1) go to NEW device
2)go to the GPX folder (referencing only my two devices)
3) right click on Current.gpx on the old device and copy it
4) past it -somewhere-
5) rename it to Current1.gpx
6) right click on the newly name-edited file and click 'copy'
7) go to the NEW device, to the same GPX directory
8) (if you have one) left click on Current1.gpx and then right click, click 'paste' overwrite the file (if it exists) and get out of 'em.
Close 'em down, disconnect 'em, restart the NEW device (mine didn't self-boot) and *poof* All of your saved waypoints are there!

Thanks again!

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