How to back up a Nuvi

Discussion in 'Garmin' started by EW, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. EW

    EW Guest

    Don't flame me! My question has probably been answered several times
    here and elsewhere, but I can't find the info now. That is:

    How to back up my Nuvi 1450 Favorites, Routes, and other settings onto
    my PC prior to doing a hard reset. I've heard of transferring the .gpx
    file onto my PC, but not sure if that will save all my personal stuff
    (Not the maps or system software).

    Again, the hard reset nukes Favorites, Routes, etc. I need to save
    these because I put a lot of time into making Routes. Please comment.
    Thanks.
     
    EW, Jul 25, 2011
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  2. In article <qN2Xp.28424$>,
    EW <> wrote:

    > How to back up my Nuvi 1450 Favorites, Routes, and other settings onto
    > my PC prior to doing a hard reset. I've heard of transferring the .gpx
    > file onto my PC, but not sure if that will save all my personal stuff
    > (Not the maps or system software).


    Besides favorites and routes, what else is there to save?

    Pull the .gpx off of there and open it with a text editor.

    I don't use routes, so I don't know about them, but that's the file with
    all of your favorite destinations. I've moved it among several units,
    and it always comes up perfectly every time.
     
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jul 25, 2011
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  3. EW

    Mike Lane Guest

    EW wrote on Jul 25, 2011:

    > Don't flame me! My question has probably been answered several times
    > here and elsewhere, but I can't find the info now. That is:
    >
    > How to back up my Nuvi 1450 Favorites, Routes, and other settings onto
    > my PC prior to doing a hard reset. I've heard of transferring the .gpx
    > file onto my PC, but not sure if that will save all my personal stuff
    > (Not the maps or system software).
    >
    > Again, the hard reset nukes Favorites, Routes, etc. I need to save
    > these because I put a lot of time into making Routes. Please comment.
    > Thanks.


    There's more than one .gpx file.

    I think the safest thing is to save the folder Garmin/GPX. This GPX folder
    contains all your favourites plus all your routes.

    --
    Mike Lane
    UK North Yorkshire
    mike_lane at mac dot com
     
    Mike Lane, Jul 25, 2011
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  4. EW

    EW Guest

    On 7/25/2011 11:34 AM, Mike Lane wrote:

    >
    > There's more than one .gpx file.
    >
    > I think the safest thing is to save the folder Garmin/GPX. This GPX folder
    > contains all your favourites plus all your routes.
    >


    Thanks Mike. That's exactly what I needed to know.

    EW
     
    EW, Jul 25, 2011
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