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Transfering Favorites

 

While researching new GPS units, there was a GPS review that indicated how easy it was to transfer GPS favorites from one GPS unit to another. Does anyone know how it's done?

Depends on the GPS

For the Garmin Nuvi series, you take the old current.gpx file and rename it to something like temp.gpx and transfer it to the new GPS in the same location as the current.gpx file. Upon booting the new unit, it will add the temp.gpx info to the current.gpx file.

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Garmin Nuvi 2450

I know how to create a file

I know how to create a file on my PC, but how do I create a file from my old GPS.

It is simple to do with Mapsource or BaseCamp

It is simple to do with Mapsource or BaseCamp. Just hook up the old Garmin and download the favorites and then hook up the new one and send them to it. It even preserves the different groups if you have assigned them to your favorites. Just did it with my new 3790 and it was just a matter of grabbing the favorites from the old unit that I had downloaded and dragging and dropping them to the new one using BaseCamp. The whole process took about 2-3 minutes.

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

I'll try what your saying.

I'll try what your saying. Not certain what BaseCamp is,will try and find it.

Thanks

you can select the option to install to the GPS & Computer

dweveritt wrote:

I'll try what your saying. Not certain what BaseCamp is,will try and find it.

Thanks

When you are doing the map updates there is a point where you can select the option to install to the GPS or both GPS and computer and BaseCamp and the latest maps will be installed in the computer if you pick that option. You also can go back and run the map install again and just choose install to computer only. I use that to also get the latest maps installed in my laptop.

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

From Garmin

dweveritt wrote:

I know how to create a file on my PC, but how do I create a file from my old GPS.

"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."

Lots of good info and tips in the faq

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Nüvi 255W born on 602117815/nüMaps Lifetime North America

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