Trouble with rest area download

 

I am having a problem downloading the rest area file and only that file.
I was downloading this file for years with my old laptop (HP with vista) I use the latest POI loader program.
My new laptop (HP with Windows 7 professional) When I try to open and save the file, I get a error message "system data exception and it can't find the file"
I am using a free opener program.
My old program will not work with this computer. (But only with this file)
I would appreciate any help I can get.
Thanks

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may be due to

Timantide wrote:

I am having a problem downloading the rest area file and only that file.
I was downloading this file for years with my old laptop (HP with vista) I use the latest POI loader program.
My new laptop (HP with Windows 7 professional) When I try to open and save the file, I get a error message "system data exception and it can't find the file"
I am using a free opener program.
My old program will not work with this computer. (But only with this file)
I would appreciate any help I can get.
Thanks

It may be due to the way Mr. Ken identifies the file name. He uses a version number containing periods which your opener program may be taking as an invalid file extension.

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File version

Your probably right.
I don't know if he changed the way he names it or it's just my opener
Thanks for the reply, I never thought it could be the name

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POI files

Box Car's answer sounds reasonable to me.

I'm confused as to whether the problem being described is preventing the downloading of the file or if it's preventing the opening of the file.

With Win7, whatever browser you use should let you download the file to your computer without the need for a free opener program.

Unless you plan to modify the file, there's no need to open the file, and with some programs, the file could even be altered if opened and closed/saved if you're not careful. With your Win7 PC, you can open and even edit the downloaded POI file with Window's built-in Notepad text editor.

Is there a reason you need your free opener program? What is this program (name and version)? If the problem cropped up only with the new PC, is there a chance it's incompatible with Win7 Pro? MrKenFL hasn't changed the way he names his RestAreaCombined file so I'll guess there's an issue with your file opener program on Win7 Pro since you've had continuing success with the file earlier with the older PC.

POI files

All other files open, just this one. I always could open them before. I am using a HP Probook with Windows 7 Professional. Before I was using a HP with Vista.
My laptop is set up to use Windows 7 or 8.1. I prefer 7
Intel Core i5-3230M CPU 64 bit operating system with 8.00 GB ram.

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Several options

There are several options:

1. Rename the file. Change the extra periods (".") in the file to underscores ("_"). Be sure you leave the last period before "csv".

2. Open "Notepad" using "Start + Programs and files".
Select "File + Open".
In the panel, be sure to change "Text Documents" to "All documents" by using the Dropdown in the lower right corner of panel.
Navigate to the file.
Select file and select "Open".

3. Buy MS Office or download the free "Open Office" at:
https://www.openoffice.org/
Use the "Calc" program to imitate MS Excel.

Still, you should rename the file to get rid of the extra periods in the name before doing anything else. Maybe someone could convince Mr. Ken to use underscores from now on.

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@timantide

CraigW wrote:

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Is there a reason you need your free opener program? What is this program (name and version)? If the problem cropped up only with the new PC, is there a chance it's incompatible with Win7 Pro? MrKenFL hasn't changed the way he names his RestAreaCombined file so I'll guess there's an issue with your file opener program on Win7 Pro since you've had continuing success with the file earlier with the older PC.

When people are reading thread like this one, it is extremely helpful to have as much detail as possible.

You said that you had trouble downloading the program and subsequently opening it - getting a "system data exception and it can't find the file".

What seems critical to the discussion is whether or not you can "see" the file in Windows Explorer?

Following up on Craig's questions
1. What browser are you using?
2. Does it give you the option of specifying where you want the download to be placed?
3.Does it give you a line near the bottom of the screen asking you if you want to open the folder containing the download.
4. Can you see the name of the file and if so what is it's exact name.
5. What "opener" are you using?
6. If you can indeed see the file, can you open it in Notepad, or Wordpad?
7. Why do you want (or need) to open the file?
8. If you can find the downloaded file, what happens if you try to load it to your device using POI Loader?

Thanks for any detail you can provide. Sometimes after we resolve a problem like this, an addition to "Common Problems and Their Solutions" is appropriate. However, these solutions only make sense if the details are specified.

i focused on this statement

Quote:

I am using a free opener program.

That, to me said he was using some third party program to open the program. There are no guarantees whatsoever that any program supplied by another would work with or truly be compatible with the software supplied by Microsoft.

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Trouble With Rest Area Download

This file, as most of the POI files is a CSV format file which is also a file type available in MS Excel. I downloaded it yesterday on my Windows 8.1 machine and it opens fine using MS Excel.

Maybe he should try opening

Maybe he should try opening with poi-loader.

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POI loader

KenSny wrote:

Maybe he should try opening with poi-loader.

How do you open it with POI loader?
I can only transfer files from my computer to my GPS with it.
I get the error message before it even goes into my documents. if it would go into my documents I might have a chance to try something else.
As far as a after market program, I use Corel for my word processing and spread sheets. I can't see buying Microsoft Word just to download one file (Rest areas) my other program opens all the rest of the POIs

Thanks for all the help so far.

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Opening file

The problem is I can't download the file so I could change anything in the name

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Oops

Timantide wrote:
KenSny wrote:

Maybe he should try opening with poi-loader.

How do you open it with POI loader?
I can only transfer files from my computer to my GPS with it.
I get the error message before it even goes into my documents. if it would go into my documents I might have a chance to try something else.
As far as a after market program, I use Corel for my word processing and spread sheets. I can't see buying Microsoft Word just to download one file (Rest areas) my other program opens all the rest of the POIs

Thanks for all the help so far.

Oops. Brain Fart. Meant poi-editor. Sorry.

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Suggestion

Timantide wrote:

The problem is I can't download the file so I could change anything in the name

See if this works.Bring up the Rest Areas Combined file.Right click mouse on CSV Tab for the download,select Save Link As.When next screen comes up.Input file name you desire.For Save As Type use down arrow and select all files.Now click save.

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Trouble with rest area download?

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Questions

Timantide wrote:

The problem is I can't download the file so I could change anything in the name

We are trying to help you and in doing so, we've asked some questions as yet unanswered. The biggies in my opinion:

Your browser?

Why are you trying to open the file?

What "opener" are you using and why do you need it?

Your browser will let you download the file to your computer so the need for a separate program confuses us—and your need/desire to open the file also confuses us since you haven't ever suggested that you need to view the file's contents or modify the file in some way. If the problem is just getting the file to your computer, look for and use your browser's Save or SaveAs function, not the Open function. If you haven't installed any additional browsers, you are likely using Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

I suppose it's possible that your browser's security settings are so high that it's prevented from allowing downloads. If so, the best answer is to lower the settings.

Many folks here are successfully downloading the current and past RestAreasCombined POI files with Windows 7 so it should work for you as well.

Good luck.

Another thought. When you're at this web page:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6643

and you click the orange CSV button, can you describe in detail each thing you see and each step you take?

Browser

Google Chrome, but I also tried it with Internet Explorer with the same results
In my 6 yrs this is the only file I ever had trouble with.
Evidently I am doing something wrong, but I can't figure out what.
With my old computer I had Microsoft Office, but I can't see spending what they want for it just to open one program.
Since I retired I don't use my computer the same way.
Corel word perfect does everything I need to do. If I can't figure out what I am doing wrong, I will just keep using my old Rest area file. I doubt they have changed that much.
But I do thank everybody for their help.
This one of the reasons I like this site.
Thanks again

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Have you

Did you do a search on your computer for the file. Maybe it did download but it went in another folder...

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I suspect he is trying to open it instead of save it.

Again,
When you click on the orange csv icon what window comes up?
You should get a window that has a "open with" and a "save as". You should use the "save as". Corel word will not open that file and you will get an error.

Something in his process changed between the old computer and new computer and we are trying to help you figure it out.

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@Timantide

We need to have more information to help understand what is happening.

As I understand you, it is ONLY the file found at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6643 that gives your Google Chrome browser a problem. You have yet to describe in detail what happens and what you see when your Left-click on the orange csv icon which pwohlrab just described.

So, since you are downloading other files - and I assume that the camera files are one of these, let me ask you to do this for us.

Go to http://www.poi-factory.com/camerafiles
and left-click on the blue link which says:
"Red Light Cameras 2015-01-21"
and tell us what happens.

We would expect that you would get the "Save As" Chrome dialog screen giving you the option of navigating to somewhere on your computer and "save" the file.

Do you get such a "Save As" Dialog?

If you do, then go to
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6643
and left-click on that link and tell us what you see.

Agreed

pwohlrab wrote:

I suspect he is trying to open it instead of save it.
Again,
When you click on the orange csv icon what window comes up?
You should get a window that has a "open with" and a "save as". You should use the "save as". Corel word will not open that file and you will get an error.

Something in his process changed between the old computer and new computer and we are trying to help you figure it out.

I agree. The confusion could be compounded if the use of the word Save and Open is being used interchangeably. They are not the same. If clicking Open, and if the computer has been set to "Open with" the as yet unknown 'free opener program,' then the opener program may give this problem. When the opener program works with other downloaded POI files, I expected it opens as a text file which is then Saved. Timantide, you never need to Open a POI file—you just need to save it to your computer, then let POI Loader install it to your GPS.

Timantide, you've now been asked four times to try something and report what you see. I suggest you use Internet Explorer for this experiment.

Red light file

jgermann wrote:

We need to have more information to help understand what is happening.

As I understand you, it is ONLY the file found at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6643 that gives your Google Chrome browser a problem. You have yet to describe in detail what happens and what you see when your Left-click on the orange csv icon which pwohlrab just described.

So, since you are downloading other files - and I assume that the camera files are one of these, let me ask you to do this for us.

Go to http://www.poi-factory.com/camerafiles
and left-click on the blue link which says:
"Red Light Cameras 2015-01-21"
and tell us what happens.

We would expect that you would get the "Save As" Chrome dialog screen giving you the option of navigating to somewhere on your computer and "save" the file.

Do you get such a "Save As" Dialog?

If you do, then go to
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6643
and left-click on that link and tell us what you see.

When I go to the red light file and left-click it does what it always does. my file opener program opens up,
there is "no" save as. when I left-click the open tab then it shows me all the files it opened.
At that point I have thee options as what to do with the files to "save as, where to save and file location"
With the "Rest area" I don't even get that far.

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Thanks

Timantide wrote:

When I go to the red light file and left-click it does what it always does. my file opener program opens up,...

Thanks, now repeat this test with Internet Explorer and tell us what you see.

Later, it might be of interest to uninstall your 'file opener program' and see what happens when you repeat the tests with Chrome and IE. My guess is that for a very long time, you've been using a complicated method to accomplish a simple task. Using a simple method to accomplish a task may help you with all your future file downloads, whether here at The Factory or elsewhere so it is worth resolving. One more serious consideration: if you don't remember installing this 'file opener program' to your computer, you may well have malware on the computer that could be doing much more than just letting you open files. A file opener program is not part of Windows so either you manually installed it or it somehow installed itself without your knowledge.

But first, repeat you test with Interner Explorer and tell us what you see and do.

@Timantide

You still haven't told us what your "file opener program is.
Knowing that could give us some clues as to what is happening.

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More info

pwohlrab wrote:

You still haven't told us what your "file opener program is.
Knowing that could give us some clues as to what is happening.

In thinking more about this big-picturewise, it's clear that many/most/all-but-one folks here can download and use the RestAreasCombined file. Timantide is the exception. The question to be asked is "What is different between what timantide states compared to everyone else?" The difference is that the prime candidate seems to be this file opener program which timantide uses and which no one else uses or needs.

I did a Google search for free file opener virus and free file opener malware and this heightens my thought that the culprit causing timantide's download to fail is his opener program:

https://www.google.com/search?q=file+opener+virus&rls=com.mi...

https://www.google.com/search?q=file+opener+virus&rls=com.mi...

Since timantide also states that he generally uses Chrome, this search may offer some advice:

https://www.google.com/search?q=chrome+extension+open+file+i...

and from this link, one answer may be of particular help to timantide:

http://www.presentermedia.com/blog/2013/10/my-file-automatic...

All in all, my thought is that a program, Internet Explorer add-on, Chrome extension or Chrome Setting was added to timantide's computer and it can not handle the RestAreasCombined file, possibly due to the presence of two periods in the filename. But bigger than this failure is that there is most likely no need to have a file opener program/add-on/extension installed and if it is malware, it may be doing much more than preventing this one file download.

What Is The Problem?

As I read this, I am left wondering what exactly is the problem?

Is it that the Rest Area file is not downloading? As in the file can not be found on the computer after it is believed that the file was downloaded? If the file isn't there, it can't be opened. Verify that the file is on the computer in whatever location downloads are directed. Make sure it is the file recently downloaded and not an older file.

If the file is verified as downloaded and located, is it that it can not be opened? It's a CSV file, and should be opened by just about anything available.

I just tried with the free Open Office and it opened just fine. Opens with MS Excel no problem. I even tried a simple text editor and that worked, wasn't the prettiest thing, but it opened.

I am using a Mac, but what I recommended still applies.

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No need for IE

I use Firefox with no problems.
First on my main hard drive (C:)I have a file called Temp. Under that I have a file Downloads. In the Firefox menu under tools go to Options and and then click on General. Where you see save files to type in C:\Temp\Downloads. All downloads will be saved there and then you can drag and do whatever you want. No lost files.

@Timantide

Since you state the Rest Area file is the only one you have issues with in downloading I beleieve your problem may lie in the naming of the file as CraigwW and Box Car mentioned. The downloadable file appears as "RestAreasCombined(Ver.BO).csv"

I have Win7 on my laptop and I have no problem SAVING the file using Windows Explorer.

If you like you can click on my user name and hit contact, then send me an email with your address.
I will reply back with an attachment of the file but I will RENAME it to "Rest Area.csv".
Save the attached file to the folder of your choice and rename it to whatever you like just to get the file on your computer.

You don't need any third party software to open the file, it serves no purpose. You only need POILoader to create the Custom POI file.

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This might very well be a Chrome issue & a open with issue

More directly maybe something to do with where it downloads and what program it is associated with.

I don't use chrome BUT have it on my Win 7 desktop. Everything is default in Chrome.
Chrome version 40.0.2214.91m
When I clicked on the csv link in Poi-Factory, the file downloaded and I got a little window in the lower left corner of the chrome main window. Clicking on the file opened up MS excel and life was good.This may be where Timantide's problem lies.

I went to the upper right corner and clicked on the 3 bars (settings?) and went to the downloads dropdown.
Clicking that got me the location of where all the downloads are (local disk/Users/your name/ downloads)

I have not found a way to move where the downloads go to.

I am beginning to think that somehow csv files are set to open with his "opening program". Whatever that is.

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"I have not found a way to

"I have not found a way to move where the downloads go to."

Tribar/Settings/Show Advanced Settings

Scroll down to Downloads and check "Ask where to save each file before downloading"

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Thanks

sbbjm wrote:

"I have not found a way to move where the downloads go to."

Tribar/Settings/Show Advanced Settings

Scroll down to Downloads and check "Ask where to save each file before downloading"

Thanks. I don't use Chrome too often, but I do want to control where my downloads go so I did check the box you presented to us.

Please Elaborate

Timantide wrote:

The problem is I can't download the file so I could change anything in the name

Please explain this as much as possible.

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When I got my new computer...

...it had Windows 7 on it. I did not want 8 and the sales-guy advised against getting it. He stated it had too many problems. After buying the computer I downloaded Explorer 11, I believe, and I started having all kinds of problems. I contacted my internet provider and they told me to try Chrome instead. They stated they were having difficulty with Explorer. I did as they suggested and I have had no problems with downloading files. You might want to give Chrome a try and see if that takes care of your problem.

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Timantide is using Chrome

maddog67 wrote:

...it had Windows 7 on it. I did not want 8 and the sales-guy advised against getting it. He stated it had too many problems. After buying the computer I downloaded Explorer 11, I believe, and I started having all kinds of problems. I contacted my internet provider and they told me to try Chrome instead. They stated they were having difficulty with Explorer. I did as they suggested and I have had no problems with downloading files. You might want to give Chrome a try and see if that takes care of your problem.

He states it fails on IE also.

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File opener

The program is "Free Opener" It is highly recommended by CNET and PC Pro.
It has been tested for virus and malware and passed both tests it is also a Microsoft partner.
My main question was "Why does it work for every other file but this one?"

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File Name?

Timantide wrote:

The program is "Free Opener" It is highly recommended by CNET and PC Pro.
It has been tested for virus and malware and passed both tests it is also a Microsoft partner.
My main question was "Why does it work for every other file but this one?"

As mentioned in previous posts perhaps it's in the file name.
Have you tried disabling your Anti Virus?

As I stated in my earlier post (8 posts back) I'm willing to send it to you in an email.

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any chance did you run CHKDSK against your hard drive?

only one period allowed in the filename

Timantide wrote:

The program is "Free Opener" It is highly recommended by CNET and PC Pro.
It has been tested for virus and malware and passed both tests it is also a Microsoft partner.
My main question was "Why does it work for every other file but this one?"

It will not work for this file because it has two periods in the filename like metricman says. The opener chokes on it.

There is no need for a file opener. Everything you need can be accomplished using Windows 7 and Chrome. There is no need to open the download. It needs to be saved.

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CHKDSK

NO I run Virus & Malware checks all the time. My Anti Virus program is Kapersky and never had a problem

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Downloader program

I just changed programs and I can download the file, I can open it and see the files and locations, But when I use POI Loader to send to the GPS a message comes up telling me it is not the right file name. I downloaded some past files and they would send to the GPS with no problem.
At 72yrs old I dont have the patience to keep playing with this problem.
But I really want to thank everybody for trying to help with the problem.
Timantide

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OK

Timantide wrote:

The program is "Free Opener" It is highly recommended by CNET and PC Pro.
It has been tested for virus and malware and passed both tests it is also a Microsoft partner.
My main question was "Why does it work for every other file but this one?"

A suggested answer to your question has been offered and it's the two "periods" in the filename.

I wonder if you actually are downloading the file and are only having issues when you try to open it. pwohlrab stated earlier that the default Chrome download folder is (local disk/Users/your name/ downloads). Have you looked in that folder to see if the RestArea download is there along with your redlight and speed camera csv files, etc? It may be, and if so, you're set to go with POI Loader. Just don't try to open the RestArea file with your file opener.

Lastly, you have referenced your file opener program and state that it's highly recommended. Even if a stellar program, it's only useful if you have a need for it. Is there some reason that you need and use a generic file opener? I ask this specifically because it may be the problem's choking on the RestArea file that's caused you days of grief to date. As I think you've gathered here, most folks do not need or use a file opener.

Once again, good luck.

It could be your opening and viewing

Timantide wrote:

I just changed programs and I can download the file, I can open it and see the files and locations, But when I use POI Loader to send to the GPS a message comes up telling me it is not the right file name...

Opening and seeing the contents of the file may be the problem. Try downloading the file and NOT opening it, then see what POI Loader does.

By opening, viewing and closing the file, you may have altered the file's contents—and depending of the program used to open the file, closing it may save it as an Excel file which is not readable by POI Loader.

Also, if you have a custom icon or audio alert for the RestAreasCombined, remember that when downloading a newer version of the POI file that it's necessary to manually match the file names of the csv to the wav or mp3 file as well as the bmp file. This is because of the revision number being part of MrKenFL's file naming protocol.

not a virus checker

Timantide wrote:

NO I run Virus & Malware checks all the time. My Anti Virus program is Kapersky and never had a problem

chkdsk has nothing to do with viruses or malware, it checks the integrity of your hard drive, you need to open a dos window to run it.

you said it!

Timantide wrote:

At 72yrs old I dont have the patience to keep playing with this problem.
But I really want to thank everybody for trying to help with the problem.
Timantide

Without admitting my age, I agree. Figuring out highly technical problems keeps us young!

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Since he only provides

Since he only provides "generic" statements as to what happens at various stages, i.e. downloading, poi-loader message, I fail to see how we can further help him. He's now frustrated & giving up.

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It has to be Free Opener

Timantide wrote:
jgermann wrote:

We need to have more information to help understand what is happening.

As I understand you, it is ONLY the file found at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6643 that gives your Google Chrome browser a problem. You have yet to describe in detail what happens and what you see when your Left-click on the orange csv icon which pwohlrab just described.

So, since you are downloading other files - and I assume that the camera files are one of these, let me ask you to do this for us.

Go to http://www.poi-factory.com/camerafiles
and left-click on the blue link which says:
"Red Light Cameras 2015-01-21"
and tell us what happens.

We would expect that you would get the "Save As" Chrome dialog screen giving you the option of navigating to somewhere on your computer and "save" the file.

Do you get such a "Save As" Dialog?

If you do, then go to
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6643
and left-click on that link and tell us what you see.

When I go to the red light file and left-click it does what it always does. my file opener program opens up,
there is "no" save as. when I left-click the open tab then it shows me all the files it opened.
At that point I have thee options as what to do with the files to "save as, where to save and file location"
With the "Rest area" I don't even get that far.

[emphasis added]

I hate to repeat my full previous post but it does give us some critical information.

As I understand what he posted - when he goes to the Camera file and left clicks it, his File Opener software takes control.

This doesn't seem logical to me. How does it get in front of the Chrome "Save As" dialog?

However, it does now make sense that the extra period in the Rest Areas file causes File Opener to have a problem.

An interesting test

If only someone else (or timantide, if he wanted to) had Free Opener on a Windows 7 computer, along with the functioning redlight and speed camera csv files, it'd be interesting to make a copy of the speed-cameras.csv file in a temp folder, then rename the copied file speed-cameras(Ver.BO).csv in an attempt to duplicate the rest area file name, then double click it to open it with Free Opener. If the file actually opens with Free Opener, then a lot of our guessing would be wrong. If Free Opener gives the same error as for the rest area file, then for sure the Free Opener can not handle the file name. The only fix which keeps Free Opener is to contact the Free Opener folks and have them revise the program to handle these filenames.

The problem is that I expect timantide has had enough at this point and that others will probably not want to install the program to test it, even if uninstalled right after the test.

One other option is to see if MrKenFL would consider dropping the version number in the csv file (or possibly just removing the 1st period or possibly the parentheses). If done, it would simplify the update process for all of us with custom wav or bmp file associated with the csv file since with each update, we need to manually change 1-2 filenames. The loss in doing this is that it'd less clear which version of Rest Areas was being used in a nuvi. This is a decision to be made by MrKenFL and we all need to live with what he prefers. And if changing the ver. to ver_ as has been suggested fixes timantide's issue, then MrKen could keep his version number in the filename.

To prevent inundating MrKen with PMs, let me say I have alerted him to the presence of this thread.

Download

Don't know if you ever tried the download this way.Once you click on the Rest Areas Combined file for download and click Save File.Now select the same location you have the last version at.Click on that version(instead of dropping it into the folder) and it will replace that file without having to renamed it.

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Tried Free Opener

I have just installed and tried Free Opener. I opened a couple of files just to look at what it did which was ok.

Then I tried to download the red light file and got the standard "Save As" dialog from Chrome.

Since I did not have the same action as Timatide, I wonder if there is something else going on with his computer that has confused both Chrome as well as File Opener.

Interestingly, Revo Uninstaller did not capture Free Opener - so I used the Control Panel to uninstall it.

A brave soul

jgermann wrote:

I have just installed and tried Free Opener. I opened a couple of files just to look at what it did which was ok.

Then I tried to download the red light file and got the standard "Save As" dialog from Chrome.

Since I did not have the same action as Timatide, I wonder if there is something else going on with his computer that has confused both Chrome as well as File Opener...

It may be a difference between settings on the two computers:

http://www.presentermedia.com/blog/2013/10/my-file-automatic...

Before uninstalling the program, did you try to download the RestAreas?

By Jove, I believe

CraigW wrote:

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http://www.presentermedia.com/blog/2013/10/my-file-automatic...

Before uninstalling the program, did you try to download the RestAreas?

Craig, I think you found the solution for him

No - I did not try the Rest Area file. Probably should have just to be able to report, but since I got to the "Save As" dialog on the red light file, I was certain that the same would be true for the RestAreas (no "opening" rather than "downloading" on my computer.

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