Custom POI headache.... (POI Loader is unable to delete them)

 

Hi,

I have a DriveSmart 61 LMT and am having a nightmare with custom POIs....

I downloaded a list of European Aires in GPX format which I put on the device, they now appear in 'Custom POIs' > 'My points'.

All good so far.

However, I'd downloaded the wrong list and now need to remove them, all 20,000 of them.

So there's no option to delete Custom POIs on the device.

POI Loader is unable to delete them, gives me a success message but the POIs are all still there.

Browsing the file system shows only preloaded GPI files and current.gpx.

Can anyone tell me where these have been stored and how I get rid of them? Even a factory reset left them all in place....

I suspect it's because I originally copied across a GPX by mistake instead of a GPI. I converted the correct list of POIs to GPI and I can add and remove ithem as I'd hoped. It's just the original list of Custom POIs that I can't delete.

Can anyone help?

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On a Mac?

If you're using a Mac, you might check the trash.

I've worked with a couple of users who were having a similar problem, and it turned out they had a .gpi file in the trash.

I am yes! I had used

I am yes! I had used terminal to look for a trash folder but couldn't see anything left on the device. Time for another look I guess!

If

If the original list was a GPX that you just copied to the GPS then when the unit was next booted up all the entries in that GPX file became SAVED Places/Favorites and not Custom POIs.

You should be able to delete them using Where To? > Saved > the 3 bar icon in the top left corner of the next screen > Delete Saved Places > Select All OR delete each item individually. IF you don't have a lot of other Saved Places then selecting SELECT ALL maybe the easiest way but if you got a lot of Places that you want to keep you may not find this process to your liking.

Also be sure to DELETE the GPX file from your GPS or those entries will continue to show up even after you've deleted them. The GPS will read the GPX files entries in the current.gpx file everytime the it is booted up.

I'm sure others here can chime in with ways to clear those entries using programs like Garmin Basecamp.

And by the way I don't think all 20000 entries in the original GPX file would be on your Nuvi as it will not hold that many Favorites. I think 1000 is still the maximum.

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Try this

MarkUK wrote:

Hi,

So there's no option to delete Custom POIs on the device.

POI Loader is unable to delete them, gives me a success message but the POIs are all still there.

Browsing the file system shows only preloaded GPI files and current.gpx.

Can anyone tell me where these have been stored and how I get rid of them? Even a factory reset left them all in place....

I suspect it's because I originally copied across a GPX by mistake instead of a GPI. I converted the correct list of POIs to GPI and I can add and remove ithem as I'd hoped. It's just the original list of Custom POIs that I can't delete.

Can anyone help?

I suspect the GPX file you copied across is still on your GPS. Also, it sounds like you loaded custom POIs as different file names.
Try this:
1)Save a screen shot to your computer of GPS file system where you find GPI and GPX files.
2)Move all GPI and GPX files to computer.
3)Ensure you moved current.gpx and temp.gpx files to computer.
4)Start GPS, all custom POIs should be gone.

Job done, thanks

Job done, thanks JM.

Emptying the trash didn't work so for any other Mac users finding this post >

sudo rm -R /Volumes/GARMIN/.Trashes

Substitute 'GARMIN' for the label for your device that appears in Finder smile

@t923347 seems that every POI is actually listed so perhaps the 1000 limit not longer applies?

Storage

Per Garmin support the DriveSmart series holds only 1000 favorites.

Amount of favorites/saved on a automotive device
The following devices can store up to 500 locations in the Favorites:

nuvi 200 series
nuvi 300 series
nuvi 500 series
nuvi 600 series
nuvi 700 series
nuvi 800 series
nuvi 805 series
zumo 220
zumo 400 series
zumo 500
zumo 550

The following devices can store up to 1000 locations in the Favorites:

Camper/RV series
dezl series
dezlCam
Garmin Drive series
Garmin DriveAssist series
Garmin DriveLuxe series
Garmin DriveSmart series series
Garmin DriveTrack 70
LIVE 1695
LIVE 2300 series
nuvi 30
nuvi 40 series
nuvi 50 series
nuvi 60 series
nuvi 205 series
nuvi 295W
nuvi 400 series
nuvi 705 series
nuvi 1100 series
nuvi 1200 series
nuvi 1300 series
nuvi 1400 series
nuvi 1600 series
nuvi 2200 series
nuvi 2300 series
nuvi 2400 series
nuvi 2405 series
nuvi 2407 series
nuvi 2408 series
nuvi 2505 series
nuvi 2507 series
nuvi 2508 series
nuvi 2509 series
nuvi 2609 series
nuvi 2707 series
nuvi 2708 series
nuvi 2709 series
nuvi 3400 series
nuvi 3500 series
nuvi 3507 series
nuvi 3508 series
nuvi 3700 series
nuviCam
zumo 350
zumo 390
zumo 395
zumo 590
zumo 595
zumo 660
zumo 665
The following device can store up to 3000 locations in the Favorites:

nuvi 5000

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But ...

MarkUK wrote:

@t923347 seems that every POI is actually listed so perhaps the 1000 limit not longer applies?

That limit is for favourites, you can have many thousands of POIs

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