I downloaded a file with the suffix .gpx.xml as well as files with .cvs and .gpx suffix. Both the .cvs file and the .gpx file tranfered to my Nuvi with no problem. But I don't see the file with the suffix .gpx.xml.
Do I need to do something different with this file?
Thanks for any help!!
Where did you download that file from?
Try changing the file extension to GPX without the XML part on it and see if it's a valid file.
For example if the file currently is starbucks.gpx.xml, name it starbucks.gpx. Just right click on the file, select Rename, click at the end of the ballon and delete the .xml part.
You can open it with Notepad or Excel to see. If it's a valid file, then you should be able to re-run POI Loader and load all your Custom POIs again.
If it's not valid at that point, you will need to go back to where you downloaded it and download it again. And then see if it downloads correctly, and then load your POIs again.
Thanks Motorcycle Mama,
I renamed the file and removed the .xml and it works fine.
I downloaded the file here. The National Seashore file is part of a group of National Park files with the gpx.xml file name. The description says the file name is gpx but when you download it the file is gpx.xml.
Glad you got it working. Something must have gotten hung up when you downloaded it. I just downloaded it and it came over as a GPX.
That's because the file type .GPX is not registered on your system (I'm assuming you have Windows and not a Mac).
Whenever you try to save a file and the file type is not registered, Windows will try to determine most appropriate file type. In your case, it deteremined it was an XML document. So the Save As dialog box will have 'National Seashores.gpx' in the filename and 'XML Document' in the Save as type. So when you click on the Save button it will be saved as 'National Seashores.gpx.xml'.
Your quick workaround (this applies to all unregistered file types) is to click on the Save as type list box and select 'All Files', then save it and you'll save the file with .gpx extension.
More permanent resolution is to register GPX file extension using one of the following methods.
Option 1: Open up a Windows Explorer, under the Tools menu select Folder Options.... Select File Types tab. Click on the New button to register GPX as a new file type. Next time you download a GPX file, you'll still see 'Xml document' in the Save as type field, but it will be correctly saved as 'National Seashores.gpx'. NOTE: During the register process, you can also use advanced mode to specify which program you want to associate this new extention. I have mine set to XMLSpy Enterprise so I can double-click the file to edit it.
Option 2: Double-click on any gpx extension file and you'll see a dialog box that says Windows cannot open this file:. You're presented with two radio-buttons. Select the one that says 'Select the programs from a list' and then click OK. You'll see a list of programs that you have installed on your PC (with Internet Exploder as a default). Select a program you want to associate GPX file with (either IE or Notepad is approprite unless you have an XML editor) and click OK.
Hope this helps.
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