Navi 2599 Custom POIs & Favourites editing


Hi all, my apologies for what is probably an FAQ, but I couldn't find an exact answer by searching.

I have a whole bunch of POIs I've collected over the years from TomTom devices, all grouped by name. Since I've been using my Navi 2599, I've been adding new ones, but they can only be put into "Favourites" on the device. I've managed to get some of my old groups added to the device where they appear under "Custom POIs", but right now it's an incomplete mess.

What's the best way to pull all the Favourites off the device, move those POIs into the relevant group files on my PC, then load all the grouped files back onto the device so everything appears under Custom POIs?

Where I want to end up is with Favourites being empty (until I start adding new ones), and under Custom POIs a list of group names containing both my old POIs and the new ones transferred in from Favourites.

Many thanks.

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"


Welcome to The Factory, cobnut. Stick around, there's a lot to learn here.

It's great that you're asking this now so you can correct things early. As Favorites (Saved Places), you're limited to a max of 1000 locations while as Custom POIs, you're unlimited.

Check the link in the previous post to see what you need to do to get things working as you wish.

You may also want to download your Owners Manual for reference:

Welcome and check the Index

Welcome to the site.

We usually recommend the following.

There is a "Learn" button in the upper right of this page next to "red light cameras" that takes you to a Getting Started page. It is worthwhile visiting this page.

To make navigation easy, most browsers provide the following option. When you want to follow a link - but still keep your current page open - you can hold down the "Ctrl" key as you left-click on a link. That action will open a new "Tab" in your browser up on the "Tab" bar. When you then left-click on that new "Tab", you will follow the link - leaving the "Tab" you are now reading open and available to click on and return here.

So, using the "Learn" link, you might try the "Ctrl" - left-click sequence and then return here. You can return by either "X-ing" out of the "Getting Started" page (using the "X" on the "Tab" itself) or just left-clicking on the "Tab" for the page you are on right now.

Note that the Learn Button will give you access to two valuable reference pages -
the "Index" to all of the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and the Glossary of Terms and Links.

Since you are new here, I encourage you to go through a couple of the Tutorials.

The first link makes sure the settings on your computer are such that you can do more advanced POI loading.

The next link helps you make a backup of your GPS by attaching it to your computer. (NEVER do anything to your GPS until you have a backup). It also assures that you put your (newer) unit into a state where you can see all of the folders there.

Check out "POI Files" in this link