I am wondering whether the classic gpx file editor "Extra POI Loader" is still available for download. I had a catastrophic computer crash and am trying to recover to a new computer. Despite the program being dated, I still find it very useful for my POI edit needs.
I saw a link on http://www.poi-factory.com/node/38068, but I cannot seem to access the given Alternate download site (http://camerabob.dyndns.org:5190/TurboCCC/). I even tried disabling my VPN and firewall. Any help is appreciated.
I believe you're conflating the names of two different programs. "POI Loader" is downloaded from Garmin. https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-9...
"Extra POI Editor" is a freeware program. That one is still available from third-party websites. To find that one, try websearching "download extra poi editor." I'm not going to link you to a specific source because I can't be sure any one source is safe. Sometimes freeware has been altered with malware, so you have to be careful. You can download files to a Windows PC, but before unzipping or installing them, right-click on the file and choose "Scan with [name of antivirus prorgam here]."
You are correct. I do mean the famous TurboCCC Extra POI Editor. I did some looking and found some downloads outside these forums. As you suspect, I rightly or wrongly consider these forums a safer resource, especially when I recognize member names that post a download. I'd also like to make sure I get the latest version. Thanks for your inputs.
Can you explain the difference between POI Loader and Extra POI Loader. I have used POI loader, is Extra POI Loader something we should be using. Is there any benefit to use it over POI Loader?
POI Loader is the program used to actually transfer the POI files to your GPS device. Extra POI Editor is a (now unsupported) program developed by a member of POI Factory to actually create/edit/modify the contents of a POI file before loading onto a GPS device. I use Editor quite extensively to easily create or modify POI files to behave uniquely according to my quirky tastes (POI display, vocalizations/sounds alerts, proximity, etc), potentially down to each individual POI if you wanted to. POI Loader can set proximity alerts for an existing file as a whole, but that's about it.
https://extra-poi-editor1.software.informer.com/. It is version 6.04 which seems to have been the last.
No guarantees it will work and I have no need to test it.
Once installed I do suggest if you have any issues run the executable in compatibility mode and that might resolve any issues.
I am wondering whether the classic gpx file editor "Extra POI Loader" is still available for download...
The actual Extra_POI_Editor file is just under 2 MB. Would you happen to know if that's too big to attach to an email? If it's not, I can email it to you.
I don't think there should be any problem with a 2 MB file in email. Go ahead and try it. Thanks for your assistance. Otherwise, I see a link in an earlier post I can try.
I have been unable to find a reliable download source for Extra POI Editor 6.04 installer. If anyone can help, let me know. I found v5.91, but that version has a lot of script error problems. I'm leery of the "software.informer" site provided earlier after doing some research on it. If there are other "easy to use" gpx file editors out there, I'd be interested in hearing suggestions. Thanks to all in advance.
Why are you leery of the software.informer site? My Norton AV says the site itself is fine. If you run an AV program, do the download and then do an individual scan of what you downloaded. On most AV programs, and in Windows, you do that by locating the file and right clicking on it, then select "Scan Now" or something similar.
See https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show_mobile?name=software.... For Norton’s comments.
My concern may be misguided, but when I go to download the file, it requires me to install Data Shield for Chrome. A quick google search about that browser extension seems to indicate it could be some sort of hijacker malware. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. It sounds like it wants me to allow it to redirect my searches to their search engine. If I could be sure I can remove the extension without residual effects, I might try it. Just for fun, I tried accessing the download via Microsoft Edge browser and it insists I change my browser settings to their "better" chromium based browser. These tactics just don't sit right with me. I guess I'm just a wimp, especially with a new computer. Feel free to convince me I shouldn't be seeing red flags.
My concern may be misguided, but when I go to download the file, it requires me to install Data Shield for Chrome. A quick google search about that browser extension seems to indicate it could be some sort of hijacker malware.
Should you want to block an extension from being added, and you have the skills to modify the registry, give the following a try.
A bit closer you will find this disclaimer
"We do not have a download file for the latest version (6.04), but you can try downloading it from the developer's site"
I wish to thank everybody who took the time to address my issue. I especially want to thank plunder for his working with me and providing the EPE.exe v6.04 file to me. For the most part, it seems to be working like the program I had on my other program. The only anomaly I see so far is that I can't launch POI Loader directly from within EPE. Everything else seems to be working fine. Thanks again to all.
It took awhile to get the file I was looking for, primarily because of email attachments limitations. I finally ended up creating a shared google folder with a member, even though he didn't have a google account. I wasn't sure how it would work, but he was able to upload the files I needed, no problem. After I downloaded the files, I just removed the folder to free up space. The temporary shared network space saved the day.
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