I recently bought a new computer since my old one died right in the middle of doing taxes. I have installed Office 365 on the new machine, however, when I try to download and save a GPX file to my POI folder, I can not get it to open. Any suggestions on how to correct this? I usually can figure stuff like this out, but this has me totally confused.
If the .gpx file has actually been downloaded, there must be no program on the new computer that is associated with .gpx files. One would be EPE.
Office 365 will only open .csv files using Excel.
It is not necessary to open a .gpx file to use it. For example, to load it into the GPS with POI Loader, it is never opened.
... when I try to download and save a GPX file to my POI folder, I can not get it to open. ...
As dobs has indicated, it is not necessary to open a .GPX file to use it with POI Loader.
However, if you really want to look at the file, you could use, say, Wordpad to open it. You would open Wordpad, choose "Open", navigate to the folder containing the .GPX file, change Wordpad to look at "All Documents" and then select the .GPX file.
I am trying to save the .GPX file to an existing POI. A couple of nights ago, I was updating my POI files and I tried to download and save the Pilot .GPX file. I don't use a lot of the .GPX files, only Kroger and Pilot I believe. Anyway, I could not get the .GPX file to save to the proper file. In other words, I could not update the POI file that I wanted to update. With .csv files, in Office 365, there is a save as button at the top right of the screen which makes it very easy to update. This takes two or three steps out of the process from 2013 Excel. (I believe that was what I was using.) Anyway, that is the problem.
What browser are you using to download and save the file?
I have been using Chrome for the last 5 or 6 years with no problem.
I also use Chrome (current Version 65.0.3325.162) and when I go to:
and click the GPX button, I'm given the same "Save As" download option I get with csv files. I see that I can also right-click the gpx button and I'm given several options including "Save As" so you could try a right-click and Save As and see if you succeed.
I wonder if you have some Chrome Setting set to a high-security level or have some added extension that's blocking gpx downloads.
For what it's worth, I use Chrome with mostly default settings and my extensions (that don't prevent a gpx download) are Adblock Plus, Grammarly, LastPass, and Norton Protection. I'm a PC user in case the issue could be with Macs if you use a Mac.
Chrome is my browser!
When using the default Chrome downloads settings:
Left-click on the file on the POI Factory site. A box with the name of the file appears in the lower left corner. If you left-click on this box, it opens the file. That is not what you want because there is no program on the computer that can open a .gpx file.
There is also a choice to "Show in Folder." This is in the Downloads file. You would have to cut and paste it to your Custom POIs folder. This is awkward.
An alternate method using the default Chrome downloads settings:
Right-click the file on the POI Factory site. A popup with a drop-down menu gives several choices. Choose Save link as... Then a Windows Explorer window opens and navigate to your Custom POIs folder and click Save. It is saved in exactly the right place.
The best method in my opinion is to change the Chrome Downloads settings:
Click on the three small dots menu in the upper right corner of the Chrome window for the drop-down menu. Click Settings. Scroll down to the bottom and click Advanced. Scroll down again to Downloads. In "Ask where to save each file before downloading," turn the switch on. Close Chrome and restart Chrome to save the settings.
The next time you left click on the file on the POI Factory site (or any site) the Windows Explorer window opens immediately. Navigate to your Custom POIs file and click Save. If there is an old file there with the same filename, a popup will ask whether to replace the old file.
The file is never opened. It is only saved.
...In "Ask where to save each file before downloading," turn the switch on...
Yes ideed, that's what I have so I can second your suggestion of the fix. If that's not a default setting for Chrome, I must have changed it to that at some point in the distant past.
Thanks so much for the info. This one had me confused. I certainly appreciate the info. That is why the POI Factory website is so great. Whenever one has a problem there are always people that can help you out with your problem. Thanks again. This worked just as you said and it is just as easy as it was in Excel 2013. I truly appreciate the help!!!
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