nuvi 1450lmt -- can't get rid of duplicate custom poi's

 

I guess that in years gone by, I mistakenly, deleted custom POI's by sending them to trash while hooked up to my laptop. Now, I can't get rid of duplicates, as listed on the NUVI's custom poi screen. The files only appear once, on my laptop, as I look at the Garmin Poi directory.

So there are actually no duplicate files in that directory on the Garmin, only duplicate file names appearing on the NUVI's custom poi screen.

I tried deleting the old custom poi's using the Garmin POI Loader. thought that would do it. But it did not.

Any body venture a guess?

Try this

look here first
http://www.poi-factory.com/garmin/problemsolver#system-folde...

Now, with the device attached to the computer, look at the device and see if ANYWHERE there are .gpi files which are custom POI files usually put there by POI Loader, but you could have moved them anywhere.

Delete them if you find them.

And

Since you have a Mac check also the trash on your device, as it may be picking up gpi files from there so ensure you empty it.

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Before

sussamb wrote:

Since you have a Mac check also the trash on your device, as it may be picking up gpi files from there so ensure you empty it.

Before you disconnect! Even if you didn't remove anymore files, empty the Trash.

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Trash on Device?

Where is trash folder on a Nuvi? I have not seen it. Is it a hidden file?

Trash is on a Mac computer

There is no trash in a Garmin GPS. Trash is on the computer. In Windows it is the Recycle Bin. On a Mac computer it is Trash.

When running POI Loader on a Mac it vacuums up (unwanted) POI files from anywhere on the computer, even the Trash, and installs it on the GPS in *.gpi files. The result is usually many duplicate POIs.

dobs108 smile

Well

dobs108 wrote:

There is no trash in a Garmin GPS

I stand corrected, never having had a Mac, but had seen others post about trash on their device

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I could be wrong

sussamb wrote:
dobs108 wrote:

There is no trash in a Garmin GPS

I stand corrected, never having had a Mac, but had seen others post about trash on their device

I don't have a Mac, either. It would be interesting to hear from others who have found Trash on their Garmin device. It is possible to delete Saved Places or Trips onboard a Garmin GPS, but these do not go to a Trash or Recycle Bin.

dobs108 smile

Yes

sussamb wrote:

Since you have a Mac check also the trash on your device, as it may be picking up gpi files from there so ensure you empty it.

Yes, I think...as I'm not a Mac user...that as sussamb and phranc stated, a frequent problem with custom POIs with Mac users is that without emptying the Mac's Trash, deleted Garmin GPS devices' POIs remain on the GPS.

With PC users, the most common issue with difficult to remove old custom POIs on a Garmin device is forgotten .gpi files, especially in unexpected folders, on the Garmin device that contain the hard-to-delete custom POIs you want to delete...

In any event, these are the most common causes of supposedly undeletable or 'resurrected' deleted or duplicate custom POIs that seem to defy deletion.

Thanks to all

Thanks to all for the input. I will search my Macbook for any .gpi files that might be creating a problem for me. I wish that Garmin would tweak the Poi Loader app. The latest version is from ‘13.

Just to be clear

dj1100rt wrote:

Thanks to all for the input. I will search my Macbook for any .gpi files that might be creating a problem for me. I wish that Garmin would tweak the Poi Loader app. The latest version is from ‘13.

Just to be clear, the 'extra' .gpi files will be on the nuvi, not the Mac. The POILoader program converts multiple csv and gpx files on the Mac to the single gpi file on the Garmin device each time it's run.

And since you're a Mac users, if the Garmin device has no extra .gpi files, then as a Mac user, the issue may be not emptying the Mac's trash after deleting no-longer-needed custom POIs. Apparently with Mac computers, even after having POILoader delete all custom POIs on your Garmin device, without emptying the Mac's Trash, the deleted GPS device's are restored to the Garmin device.

Success!

Thanks to all for the guidance. Finally, got rid of duplicate and triplicate custom POI's on the Garmin. Had to cleanse my Mac's trash, thoroughly, of all gpi, csv, and gsx files. There were many.

For what it's worth: My old custom poi workflow was poor. I was loading and deleting individual files from the Garmin, one at a time. This placed all kinds of poi files in the Mac's trash.

Best workflow on a Mac: Download poi files to a single folder, on the Mac, where all poi's that are to appear on the Garmin will be kept. Delete duplicates to trash and, then, delete those same files from trash. Using PoiLoader, delete all custom poi's from the Garmin. Then, upload the entire Mac folder contents to the Garmin, where it will now be a single, custom poi file.

Thanks, again.
David

. gpi files in trash

We knew about .csv and .gpx files in Mac Trash, but it seems .gpi files go there also. If the GPS is connected to the Mac and stray .gpi files onboard the device are being deleted, they will all go into the Trash on the Mac ready to be loaded the next time POI Loader is run.

dobs108 smile

good plan!

dj1100rt wrote:

Best workflow on a Mac: Download poi files to a single folder, on the Mac, where all poi's that are to appear on the Garmin will be kept. Delete duplicates to trash and, then, delete those same files from trash. Using PoiLoader, delete all custom poi's from the Garmin. Then, upload the entire Mac folder contents to the Garmin, where it will now be a single, custom poi file.