POI Loader: There was an unexpected error during the transfer of the custom POI file.

 

1 - When I try to use the POI Loader to install the POI .gpi files onto the SD card in my Nuvi 660 I get this error message. If I put the same card into the SD card reader connected to my desktop, the POI Loader will correctly write the .gpi files to the card. I believe the problem is my Nuvi believes the card is write-protected, since I get an error with that message if I try to copy anything to the card using USB if it is in the Nuvi. The SD card is 4GB formatted for FAT32. Any ideas what is wrong ?

2 - So, I put all my custom files onto the card as above, put it back into the Nuvi and booted it. All the POI files seem to be okay , but whenever I boot I get a screen that says there is new data on my device, and I can figure out how to stop that screen from showing up. Hitting Cancel skips it, but it is kind of annoying. Anyone have a fix ?

Thanks
Jack

Write protected

As far as not being able to write to the SD Card when it's in the desktop, on the adapter you are likely using, there is a physical switch on the side that is a write enable switch. It is likely in the READ-only position. Sliding it to the other position should take care of that issue.

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Garmin Nuvi 2450

Its not write protected.

It works in the desktop computer port but not the reader of the nuvi.
Not sure what the issue is but maybe try reformatting. As for the wanting to install the "new" files to the nuvi, that is normal on that unit. you have to either install to the nuvi or, as you did, ignore every time.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Hmmm ...

On all the units I've had where I've used POIs on a card you only get asked the question once ...

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

If you ignore the message to

If you ignore the message to install to the gps or don't answer no for installation to the unit. You will get asked each time after booting up your device. I had a 265 you actually had to say yes to get to the no screen.I believe that was what the poster was saying.

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

Something to that effect Charlesd45

It was a convaluted way to so "no- leave it on the card".

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Leave on card

That topic of the nag screen came up a lot in the past. Not really sure how the newer models handle it.Haven't done it in a while but I believe on my 2597 once you answer no that's it.

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

Nag Screen

charlesd45 wrote:

That topic of the nag screen came up a lot in the past. Not really sure how the newer models handle it.Haven't done it in a while but I believe on my 2597 once you answer no that's it.

I agree with Charles, I still have my 660 has a backup and I also answered NO to the message. I didn't get the nag screen the next time I rebooted.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

I had that

jfossy wrote:

As far as not being able to write to the SD Card when it's in the desktop, on the adapter you are likely using, there is a physical switch on the side that is a write enable switch. It is likely in the READ-only position. Sliding it to the other position should take care of that issue.

I had on particular adapter, where the little switch probably stuck out too far. Every time I installed in the PC, I got the error message.

I have tossed that adapter and the problem went away.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350