Nuvi 52 LM Favorites

 

I downloaded the Harley Davidson Dealers to my Nuvi 52 POI files. That seams to be fine, however I now have all 900 plus HD dealers in my favorites folder. Is there some way to mass delete the favorites. Currently you must edit/delete each entry. I'm 66 years old, I dont have that kind time, lol

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Favorites

Cigarmessenger wrote:

I downloaded the Harley Davidson Dealers to my Nuvi 52 POI files. That seams to be fine, however I now have all 900 plus HD dealers in my favorites folder. Is there some way to mass delete the favorites. Currently you must edit/delete each entry. I'm 66 years old, I dont have that kind time, lol

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/40052

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nuvi 52 - multiple Favorite deletions

charlesd45 wrote:
Cigarmessenger wrote:

I downloaded the Harley Davidson Dealers to my Nuvi 52 POI files. That seams to be fine, however I now have all 900 plus HD dealers in my favorites folder. Is there some way to mass delete the favorites. Currently you must edit/delete each entry. I'm 66 years old, I dont have that kind time, lol

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/40052

cigarmessenger, let us know if the faq above (or manual below, p 11) works for deleting multiple Favorites. The faq and owners manual don't list the nuvi 52 as one that can delete more than one at a time so it may be that for the Essential Series of nuvis, Favorites can only be deleted one-by-one:

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/nuvi_42_52_OM_EN.pdf

Master reset

If option not available to delete more then one favorite.You can do a master reset.

Note: A master reset will erase all favorites1 and will restore your device to the default factory settings. If you would like to back up your favorites to your computer, you can find instructions to do so here http://goo.gl/JLMlP .

To perform a master reset on a nuvi 30, 40, 50, 52, 54, 2200, 2300, 2400, 2405, and 2505 series devices:

Start with the device OFF and unplugged from power
To verify the device is powered off and not in standby mode, press and hold down the power button until prompted to turn off the device
Press and hold the lower right hand corner of the display portion of the touchscreen
Power on the device while continuing to hold the display
Remove your finger from the touchscreen when "Erase all user data?" appears
Touch Yes
If text language is not in English, this is the button on the right

The device will now reset. Follow the on-screen prompts and then place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.

1Although the master reset will erase all saved favorites, any loaded custom points of interest will remain intact on the device.

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He probably just copied the

He probably just copied the GPX file to the Nuvi. That resulted in all the POIs being added to the CURRENT.GPX file (favorites.)

I would copy off the CURRENT and open it in Extra POI editor then sort by state, and save as a CSV. Then find his "real" favorites and mass delete everything else. Reload the CSV to Extra POI editor and save as CURRENT.GPX.

Go back to GPS and delete the Harley D GPX file. Copy the now clean CURRENT to GPS, overlaying the old one.

Then use POI Loader to load the Harley D POIs to the GPX. They will not be in the Favorites then.

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.gpx file

NOTE EDIT BELOW

Cigarmessenger wrote:

I downloaded the Harley Davidson Dealers to my Nuvi 52 POI files. That seams to be fine, however I now have all 900 plus HD dealers in my favorites folder. Is there some way to mass delete the favorites. Currently you must edit/delete each entry. I'm 66 years old, I dont have that kind time, lol

@cigarmessenger, it seems like you downloaded the Harley Davidson .gpx file and then copied or moved that .gpx file to the POI folder on your device. That is the only way that I know of to get extra entries into the "Favorites" folder.

So one thing you need to do is to find and delete this .gpx file from your device. It does not need to be there because you will ultimately use POI Loader to add the Harley Davidson file to your Custom POIs. It is right now just taking up space.

Make note of the fact that a .gpx file ANYWHERE on your device will cause the device to add the entries in that file to your favorites/saved places. The device will remember the fact that it loaded entries from this file and should not add them again unless the name or time stamp of the file is changed.

Now, to the question of getting them out of favorites. If you have made a recent backup of your device (and you really ought to make one before making any changes to the device) BEFORE you put the Harley Davidson .gpx file on the device, then you can get back the favorites that existed at the time of the backup.

Now, you should read
Backup and restore favorites {G} before proceeding.

What you should do is to delete all of the favorites on the device. While it may look like you have to delete all of them individually - if you unit is like the two I have - there is a "Select all" option. Assuming you can find that, then the device ought to put a check mark by every entry.

Now, one option is to scroll through the entries and try to pick out YOUR Favorites and uncheck them. The other option is to say "Drat, I will remember not to do this again" and delete all Favorites - knowing that you will have to re-enter them again if you have no backup.

Assuming you deleted everything, now you are ready to follow the instructions in the above referenced link

If you do not have a backup, then let's try other options - none of which are going to be that easy. BEFORE DELETING FAVORITES, attach the 52 to your computer and navigate to the GPX Folder (which on some devices is in the \Garmin folder) and find a file named current.gpx. Copy this file to your computer somewhere. Now navigate to wherever you put current.gpx and open it with Microsoft Word. Hopefully, Word will offer to install some "xml" extensions and what you will see will be a some 900 blocks of data that look like this:

Quote:

<wpt lat="38.855550" lon="-94.799018"><ele>325.05</ele>
<name>Garmin USA</name><extensions> <gpxx:WaypointExtension>
<gpxx:Address><gpxx:StreetAddress>1200 E 151st St</gpxx:StreetAddress> <gpxx:City>Olathe</gpxx:City>
<gpxx:State>KS</gpxx:State> <gpxx:Country>USA</gpxx:Country> <gpxx:PostalCode>66062-3426</gpxx:PostalCode></gpxx:Address> </gpxx:WaypointExtension></extensions></wpt>

Now it it really too hard to pull out YOUR Favorites UNLESS they are all relatively close to your home. If that is the case then we can simplify your task by using Extra POI Editor (EPE). If you have used EPE before then proceed to open up the current.gpx file which you have now on your computer using EPE.

Use EPE to find "Home" - assuming that is what you called it - by doing Edit > Find > Home. This will make "Home" the first entry. Now, do Tools > Sort by Location which will order all of the entries in increasing distances from your home. Now save the file (giving it another name) and open it back up in WordPad. Now, you ought to be able to delete a huge block of data.

Just make sure that you start the block with a <wpt lat=" and end the block with a extensions></wpt>

If you got this far, then you are ready to use this new file with the link on backup and restore above.

EDIT: Well, kensny posted an answer before I could finish typing and he has a better suggestion of how to use EPE.

So, Cigarmessenger - follow his technique to get a file which has only your own entries.

HOWEVER, you cannot "overlay" the current.gpx file on your device because Garmin treats the current.gpx file as "output only" and writes the file anew from internal memory everytime the device is booted (unless something has recently changed).

Follow the instructions in
Backup and restore favorites {G}

Well, I "overlay" by copying

Well, I "overlay" by copying the new file to the GPS and click to overwrite. Or delete the existing current and copy the new to the unit.

Then if the Harley file has been removed the unit will boot up the now desired Favorites.

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???

KenSny wrote:

Well, I "overlay" by copying the new file to the GPS and click to overwrite. Or delete the existing current and copy the new to the unit.

Then if the Harley file has been removed the unit will boot up the now desired Favorites.

I wonder if the 50 is different. I just took an old current.gpx file from a backup (and this was an original file because it only had the three Garmin locations in it and then copied it to my 2595. I safely disconnected the unit and booted it up. My old Favorites/Saved Places were still there an NO GARMIN LOCATIONS appeared in Saved.

Would you mind testing by using some current.gpx file that is different from the one currently on your 50?

Let us know, please

No need to test

No need to test.

Before I go on vacation I copy my CURRENT to the laptop.

After vacation I copy it back, replacing the CURRENT that has a lot of stuff added during vacation that I don't want to manually delete.

Works every time.

BTW: if you just delete the CURRENT (at least on my device) and reboot the GPS a new CURRENT with the factory default POIs will be created.

I have done the same thing on my daughter GPS. It is not a 50, can't remember the model though, it's been awile.... But it is one of the 5x series.

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must be unique to 5x series

KenSny wrote:

No need to test.

Before I go on vacation I copy my CURRENT to the laptop.

After vacation I copy it back, replacing the CURRENT that has a lot of stuff added during vacation that I don't want to manually delete.

Works every time.

BTW: if you just delete the CURRENT (at least on my device) and reboot the GPS a new CURRENT with the factory default POIs will be created.

I have done the same thing on my daughter GPS. It is not a 50, can't remember the model though, it's been awile.... But it is one of the 5x series.

The fact that deleting current.gpx on your 5x devices causes the device to create a new current.gpx file with factory defaults which, I assume, are the three Garmin locations tells us that "Current" on some devices is not mentioned specifically as a BaseName meaning that the device would default to whatever the device does with the generic "gpx" FileExtension.

You could help verify that by looking at your GarminDevice.xml file which I find in the \Garmin folder on my device. When I look at GarminDevice.xml using Wordpad on my 765, I find

Quote:

<File><Specification>
<Identifier>
http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1</Identifier>
<Documentation>http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1/gpx.xsd
</Documentation></Specification>
<Location>
<Path>Garmin/gpx</Path><BaseName>Current</BaseName>
<FileExtension>GPX</FileExtension>
</Location>
<TransferDirection>OutputFromUnit</TransferDirection>
</File>

I guess I would assume that your GarminDevice.xml would make no reference to "Current" as a BaseName at all. Would that be right?

By the way, "Position" is used as a BaseName on both my 765 and 2595 and is also "OutputFromUnit".

All this is outside the OP's

All this is outside the OP's original post and is not helping him solve his problem.

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Just did a factory reset.

Just did a factory reset. Easiest way to get rid of 'em. Thanks to all for your suggestions

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Good idea

Cigarmessenger wrote:

Just did a factory reset. Easiest way to get rid of 'em. Thanks to all for your suggestions

For units that don't allow option to delete more then one favorite at a time. That was your best option. I would make a copy of your favorites once you re-establish them in case of future problems.Even better yet make sure you do a complete back up of your GPS.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.