When I try to use the Extra installer, it says it completed and I see the program in control panel. However, I cannot run the exe. In my Win10x64Pro machine, running the exe brings up the Microsoft Single Image installer as if Windows thinks it's an Office application. Any ideas on an alternative way to start the program??
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You may want to explain "Extra installer", What is it? What is it supposed to do? As an aside, you should not have to run a *.exe file. Programs use icons to start them.
You might get more or better results posting in the GARMIN thread.
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate the effort.
The Extra POI Editor is all over the Forum, uses an installer, and is a popular editing tool for POI files.
The program starting comment makes no sense at all - "icons" point to the executable files they represent and are merely items of convenience. They don't provide solutions to program execution such as the issue at hand.
Know you're trying to help but it's a good policy to limit replies to those issues for which you have a known solution or work around.
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.
Let's try looking at http://www.poi-factory.com/faq/index#EPE
I assume you did the download to some new folder on your computer. Mine is named Extra POI Editor. Whatever your's is called, navigate to it and double click on
It should install itself in
Navigate to that folder and double click on
Hopefully now you are in EPE
I now need to make a poi file for my next trip. I opened BaseCamp and can not find a way to see anything in Google Earth.
I then opened Extra POI Editor and the map is not working (said for development only)
I went to Extra POI Editor download web page and it had a farewell note.
Is it safe to redownload Extra POI Editor and would it do any good if I did? Will the map part work? I have version 5.99
@Mary... Garmin removed the Google Earth link when they updated BaseCamp to version 4.7. The best solution to this is to reinstall the old version, 4.6.2. If you didn't keep a copy of the installer for the older version, I think it is still available on the Perry archive site.
I don't use EPE, but I suspect it would be a good idea to reinstall the latest version before Wikispaces closes down.
Edit: here is the link to the Perry download for BaseCamp 4.6.2: www.gawisp.com/perry/mapsource/BaseCamp_462.exe
It is safe to download and install Extra POI Editor v6.04, but the map problem won't change. It is caused by a change that Google made that "broke" EPE.
The map part still works (for now) if you click OK when you see the "This page can't load Google Maps correctly" message. The map will have a grey background, but everything still works for now. Google might change that in the future...
Thank you for the link and information.
Thank you for the information. Will try the map agaim.
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