Is there a way to reset a Tomtom One

Discussion in 'TomTom' started by threeseas@somewhere.com, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Guest

    Is there a way to reset a Tomtom One to factory default settings?
    Mine has gone crazy. It no longer knows my home location yet still
    knows the name of my private roadway (which is a name I gave the
    roadway, not an official name). It also insists on retaining the
    names of places I recently visited.

    I intentionally ran the battery dead and left it disconnected from
    power for 4 months, thinking that would erase all the personal stuff.
    All that did was make it act more confused while still retaining
    personal stuff.

    I have no use for the thing, and just want to sell it. But I want all
    personal data removed before I sell. Is there any way to reset it
    completely to factory defaults, or is this data stored on a satellite
    for my particular serial number, and can not be removed. If that's
    the case, I'd rather just destroy it.
     
    , Aug 10, 2011
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  2. Keith Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Is there a way to reset a Tomtom One to factory default settings?
    > Mine has gone crazy. It no longer knows my home location yet still
    > knows the name of my private roadway (which is a name I gave the
    > roadway, not an official name). It also insists on retaining the
    > names of places I recently visited.
    >
    > I intentionally ran the battery dead and left it disconnected from
    > power for 4 months, thinking that would erase all the personal stuff.
    > All that did was make it act more confused while still retaining
    > personal stuff.
    >
    > I have no use for the thing, and just want to sell it. But I want all
    > personal data removed before I sell. Is there any way to reset it
    > completely to factory defaults, or is this data stored on a satellite
    > for my particular serial number, and can not be removed. If that's
    > the case, I'd rather just destroy it.


    To get rid of "Favorites", "Recent destinations",...
    Connect to PC.
    Start Windows Explorer (or Mac equivalent).
    Navigate to your device.
    Navigate to each map in turn (if you have more than one) and delete
    "mapsettings.cfg" file.

    To reset to "Factory defaults", search the menus on your device (or read the
    manual).
     
    Keith, Aug 10, 2011
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  3. Dave Cohen Guest

    On 8/10/2011 5:19 AM, wrote:
    > Is there a way to reset a Tomtom One to factory default settings?
    > Mine has gone crazy. It no longer knows my home location yet still
    > knows the name of my private roadway (which is a name I gave the
    > roadway, not an official name). It also insists on retaining the
    > names of places I recently visited.
    >
    > I intentionally ran the battery dead and left it disconnected from
    > power for 4 months, thinking that would erase all the personal stuff.
    > All that did was make it act more confused while still retaining
    > personal stuff.
    >
    > I have no use for the thing, and just want to sell it. But I want all
    > personal data removed before I sell. Is there any way to reset it
    > completely to factory defaults, or is this data stored on a satellite
    > for my particular serial number, and can not be removed. If that's
    > the case, I'd rather just destroy it.
    >

    If you made a backup when first purchased (I always do), then make a new
    one just for safety, connect to computer and reformat (check fat system
    being used first, although formatting to fat32 should be ok). Then
    restore the initial backup.
     
    Dave Cohen, Oct 2, 2011
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