Setting up TomTom Navigator?

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  1. Trevor

    Trevor Guest

    Just got a HTC TyTn (= Kaiser). Came with TomTom software. Have got UJK
    Maps, but haven't room to put them on the main memory so they're on a memory
    card. Thought I would uninstall TT and put it on the Mem card so it might
    find the maps. No such luck, there was no option to install to the storgage
    device. Is tyhere a way of pointing TT towards the memory card where the
    maps are? There don't seem to be any options to do anything with TT other
    than download a free map of London which I'm not interested in.
     
    Trevor, Jan 11, 2009
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  2. Trevor

    MikeH Guest

    Trevor wrote:
    > Just got a HTC TyTn (= Kaiser). Came with TomTom software. Have got UJK
    > Maps, but haven't room to put them on the main memory so they're on a
    > memory
    > card. Thought I would uninstall TT and put it on the Mem card so it might
    > find the maps. No such luck, there was no option to install to the storgage
    > device. Is tyhere a way of pointing TT towards the memory card where the
    > maps are? There don't seem to be any options to do anything with TT other
    > than download a free map of London which I'm not interested in.


    Are you sure there was no option to install to the storage card? I've
    got an SPV M3100 and have installed TT on the storage card no problem.

    As far as I recall I was asked if I wanted to install TomTom in main
    memory at the start of the install - I replied no and was asked where I
    wanted to install it.

    --
    MikeH
    GSX750F
     
    MikeH, Jan 11, 2009
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  3. Trevor

    Eurofeeds Guest

    "MikeH" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Trevor wrote:
    >> Just got a HTC TyTn (= Kaiser). Came with TomTom software. Have got UJK
    >> Maps, but haven't room to put them on the main memory so they're on a
    >> memory
    >> card. Thought I would uninstall TT and put it on the Mem card so it might
    >> find the maps. No such luck, there was no option to install to the
    >> storgage
    >> device. Is tyhere a way of pointing TT towards the memory card where the
    >> maps are? There don't seem to be any options to do anything with TT other
    >> than download a free map of London which I'm not interested in.

    >
    > Are you sure there was no option to install to the storage card? I've got
    > an SPV M3100 and have installed TT on the storage card no problem.
    >
    > As far as I recall I was asked if I wanted to install TomTom in main
    > memory at the start of the install - I replied no and was asked where I
    > wanted to install it.
    >
    > --
    > MikeH
    > GSX750F


    I see now it has installed to the Memory card where the maps are, but it's
    not finding any maps. Can I point it to the maps?
     
    Eurofeeds, Jan 12, 2009
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  4. Trevor

    Nick Guest

    "Eurofeeds" <trevor@> wrote in message
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    >
    > "MikeH" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Trevor wrote:
    > >> Just got a HTC TyTn (= Kaiser). Came with TomTom software. Have got UJK
    > >> Maps, but haven't room to put them on the main memory so they're on a
    > >> memory
    > >> card. Thought I would uninstall TT and put it on the Mem card so it

    might
    > >> find the maps. No such luck, there was no option to install to the
    > >> storgage
    > >> device. Is tyhere a way of pointing TT towards the memory card where

    the
    > >> maps are? There don't seem to be any options to do anything with TT

    other
    > >> than download a free map of London which I'm not interested in.

    > >
    > > Are you sure there was no option to install to the storage card? I've

    got
    > > an SPV M3100 and have installed TT on the storage card no problem.
    > >
    > > As far as I recall I was asked if I wanted to install TomTom in main
    > > memory at the start of the install - I replied no and was asked where I
    > > wanted to install it.
    > >
    > > --
    > > MikeH
    > > GSX750F

    >
    > I see now it has installed to the Memory card where the maps are, but it's
    > not finding any maps. Can I point it to the maps?
    >

    It's rude to point.
     
    Nick, Jan 12, 2009
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  5. On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:45:27 -0000, "Eurofeeds"
    <trevor@> wrote:

    >
    >"MikeH" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> Trevor wrote:


    clip

    >>
    >> --
    >> MikeH
    >> GSX750F

    >
    >I see now it has installed to the Memory card where the maps are, but it's
    >not finding any maps. Can I point it to the maps?


    I'm pretty sure:
    If you put your maps in the "right" places, TomTom will find them.
    Otherwise, it won't really let you browse. And that means folders
    right of the root of the storage card. So, on my device, the maps for
    New England and mid-Atlantic states are in a folder called
    "New_England_and_Mid-Atlantic-Map" on the storage card. That's the
    name the TomTom setup program chose when I opted to copy maps to my
    "PC" hard drive, and I copied the whole folder (including name) to the
    storage card.
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    Boston, MA 02116
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    r_z_aret@pen_fact.com, Jan 12, 2009
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  6. Trevor

    Derek Guest

    <r_z_aret@pen_fact.com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:45:27 -0000, "Eurofeeds"
    > <trevor@> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"MikeH" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>> Trevor wrote:

    >
    > clip
    >
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> MikeH
    >>> GSX750F

    >>
    >>I see now it has installed to the Memory card where the maps are, but it's
    >>not finding any maps. Can I point it to the maps?

    >
    > I'm pretty sure:
    > If you put your maps in the "right" places, TomTom will find them.
    > Otherwise, it won't really let you browse. And that means folders
    > right of the root of the storage card. So, on my device, the maps for
    > New England and mid-Atlantic states are in a folder called
    > "New_England_and_Mid-Atlantic-Map" on the storage card. That's the
    > name the TomTom setup program chose when I opted to copy maps to my
    > "PC" hard drive, and I copied the whole folder (including name) to the
    > storage card.
    > -----------------------------------------
    > To reply to me, remove the underscores (_) from my email address (and
    > please indicate which newsgroup and message).
    >
    > Robert E. Zaret, eMVP
    > PenFact, Inc.
    > 20 Park Plaza, Suite 400
    > Boston, MA 02116
    > www.penfact.com


    There is an option in the menu to load maps or is that where the problem is?
    I have an older version on my Ipaq where it is on page two of the "change
    preferences" menu under the switch map tab
    The maps are loaded into directorys on the SD card titled Great-Britain-Map
    and Canary_Islands-map makes me wonder if the -map extension allows the
    detection.
    DerekW
     
    Derek, Jan 13, 2009
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  7. Trevor

    Eurofeeds Guest

    "Derek" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > <r_z_aret@pen_fact.com> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:45:27 -0000, "Eurofeeds"
    >> <trevor@> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"MikeH" <> wrote in message
    >>>news:...
    >>>> Trevor wrote:

    >>
    >> clip
    >>
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> MikeH
    >>>> GSX750F
    >>>
    >>>I see now it has installed to the Memory card where the maps are, but
    >>>it's
    >>>not finding any maps. Can I point it to the maps?

    >>
    >> I'm pretty sure:
    >> If you put your maps in the "right" places, TomTom will find them.
    >> Otherwise, it won't really let you browse. And that means folders
    >> right of the root of the storage card. So, on my device, the maps for
    >> New England and mid-Atlantic states are in a folder called
    >> "New_England_and_Mid-Atlantic-Map" on the storage card. That's the
    >> name the TomTom setup program chose when I opted to copy maps to my
    >> "PC" hard drive, and I copied the whole folder (including name) to the
    >> storage card.
    >> -----------------------------------------
    >> To reply to me, remove the underscores (_) from my email address (and
    >> please indicate which newsgroup and message).
    >>
    >> Robert E. Zaret, eMVP
    >> PenFact, Inc.
    >> 20 Park Plaza, Suite 400
    >> Boston, MA 02116
    >> www.penfact.com

    >
    > There is an option in the menu to load maps or is that where the problem
    > is? I have an older version on my Ipaq where it is on page two of the
    > "change preferences" menu under the switch map tab
    > The maps are loaded into directorys on the SD card titled
    > Great-Britain-Map and Canary_Islands-map makes me wonder if the -map
    > extension allows the detection.
    > DerekW



    That seems to be my problem - I'm not seeing any menu anywhere. All I get
    when I open TT is a menu to download a free map of London with no option to
    do anything else at all.
     
    Eurofeeds, Jan 13, 2009
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  8. On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:31:02 -0000, "Derek"
    <> wrote:

    >
    ><r_z_aret@pen_fact.com> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:45:27 -0000, "Eurofeeds"
    >> <trevor@> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"MikeH" <> wrote in message
    >>>news:...
    >>>> Trevor wrote:

    >>
    >> clip
    >>
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> MikeH
    >>>> GSX750F
    >>>
    >>>I see now it has installed to the Memory card where the maps are, but it's
    >>>not finding any maps. Can I point it to the maps?

    >>
    >> I'm pretty sure:
    >> If you put your maps in the "right" places, TomTom will find them.
    >> Otherwise, it won't really let you browse. And that means folders
    >> right of the root of the storage card. So, on my device, the maps for
    >> New England and mid-Atlantic states are in a folder called
    >> "New_England_and_Mid-Atlantic-Map" on the storage card. That's the
    >> name the TomTom setup program chose when I opted to copy maps to my
    >> "PC" hard drive, and I copied the whole folder (including name) to the
    >> storage card.
    >> -----------------------------------------
    >> To reply to me, remove the underscores (_) from my email address (and
    >> please indicate which newsgroup and message).
    >>
    >> Robert E. Zaret, eMVP
    >> PenFact, Inc.
    >> 20 Park Plaza, Suite 400
    >> Boston, MA 02116
    >> www.penfact.com

    >
    >There is an option in the menu to load maps or is that where the problem is?
    >I have an older version on my Ipaq where it is on page two of the "change
    >preferences" menu under the switch map tab
    >The maps are loaded into directorys on the SD card titled Great-Britain-Map
    >and Canary_Islands-map makes me wonder if the -map extension allows the
    >detection.
    >DerekW
    >


    I'm inclined to agree that the program searches for files and/or
    folders with the expected extension. But only one folder down from the
    root. So the program will find files in
    \Storage Card\Canary_Islands-map
    but not in
    \Storage Card\My Documents\Canary_Islands-map
    or
    \Storage Card\TomTom\Canary_Islands-map
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    Robert E. Zaret, eMVP
    PenFact, Inc.
    20 Park Plaza, Suite 400
    Boston, MA 02116
    www.penfact.com
     
    r_z_aret@pen_fact.com, Jan 14, 2009
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  9. On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:09:03 -0500, r_z_aret@pen_fact.com wrote:

    > I'm inclined to agree that the program searches for files and/or
    > folders with the expected extension. But only one folder down from the
    > root. So the program will find files in
    > \Storage Card\Canary_Islands-map
    > but not in
    > \Storage Card\My Documents\Canary_Islands-map
    > or
    > \Storage Card\TomTom\Canary_Islands-map


    I once had hoped that and so when I got a TomTom GO 910 with less than 2GB
    of maps delivered on a 20GB drive I tried to make backup copies of stuff
    further down the tree, but the v7 software sniffed out all the copies of
    all the maps in every nook and cranny which totally confused me with the
    multitude of choices that appeared on the Manage Maps screen.

    Tony
     
    Anthony R. Gold, Jan 14, 2009
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  10. Trevor

    Alex Barrow Guest

    "Anthony R. Gold" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:09:03 -0500, r_z_aret@pen_fact.com wrote:
    >
    >> I'm inclined to agree that the program searches for files and/or
    >> folders with the expected extension. But only one folder down from the
    >> root. So the program will find files in
    >> \Storage Card\Canary_Islands-map
    >> but not in
    >> \Storage Card\My Documents\Canary_Islands-map
    >> or
    >> \Storage Card\TomTom\Canary_Islands-map

    >
    > I once had hoped that and so when I got a TomTom GO 910 with less than 2GB
    > of maps delivered on a 20GB drive I tried to make backup copies of stuff
    > further down the tree, but the v7 software sniffed out all the copies of
    > all the maps in every nook and cranny which totally confused me with the
    > multitude of choices that appeared on the Manage Maps screen.
    >
    > Tony
    >


    What version of TTN did it come with, if its TTn7.901 this doesnt seem to
    like any of my maps, however 7.45 seems to pick up everything ok.
     
    Alex Barrow, Jan 15, 2009
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  11. On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 19:11:50 -0000, "Alex Barrow" <> wrote:

    >
    > "Anthony R. Gold" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:09:03 -0500, r_z_aret@pen_fact.com wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm inclined to agree that the program searches for files and/or
    >>> folders with the expected extension. But only one folder down from the
    >>> root. So the program will find files in
    >>> \Storage Card\Canary_Islands-map
    >>> but not in
    >>> \Storage Card\My Documents\Canary_Islands-map
    >>> or
    >>> \Storage Card\TomTom\Canary_Islands-map

    >>
    >> I once had hoped that and so when I got a TomTom GO 910 with less than 2GB
    >> of maps delivered on a 20GB drive I tried to make backup copies of stuff
    >> further down the tree, but the v7 software sniffed out all the copies of
    >> all the maps in every nook and cranny which totally confused me with the
    >> multitude of choices that appeared on the Manage Maps screen.
    >>
    >> Tony
    >>

    >
    > What version of TTN did it come with, if its TTn7.901 this doesnt seem to
    > like any of my maps, however 7.45 seems to pick up everything ok.


    I don't have a record of that, but it was bought new in the USA on 4
    January 2007, so maybe that tells a knowledgeable person what version was
    installed. Also I don't know what version I have "up"graded to since then
    because that unit is now in London, which is around 4,000 miles away from
    this sunny palm tree covered paradise. But if you're suggesting I should
    try that trick again, I'll give it a go after I get back in a month or so.

    Tony
     
    Anthony R. Gold, Jan 15, 2009
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  12. On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 19:11:50 -0000, "Alex Barrow" <> wrote:

    >
    >"Anthony R. Gold" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:09:03 -0500, r_z_aret@pen_fact.com wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm inclined to agree that the program searches for files and/or
    >>> folders with the expected extension. But only one folder down from the
    >>> root. So the program will find files in
    >>> \Storage Card\Canary_Islands-map
    >>> but not in
    >>> \Storage Card\My Documents\Canary_Islands-map
    >>> or
    >>> \Storage Card\TomTom\Canary_Islands-map

    >>
    >> I once had hoped that and so when I got a TomTom GO 910 with less than 2GB
    >> of maps delivered on a 20GB drive I tried to make backup copies of stuff
    >> further down the tree, but the v7 software sniffed out all the copies of
    >> all the maps in every nook and cranny which totally confused me with the
    >> multitude of choices that appeared on the Manage Maps screen.
    >>
    >> Tony
    >>

    >
    >What version of TTN did it come with, if its TTn7.901 this doesnt seem to
    >like any of my maps, however 7.45 seems to pick up everything ok.
    >


    The Settings->About box says I have version 5.2.10, and the cardboard
    box containing the CDs says I have TomTom Navigator 5. I bought it in
    March 2008. I think I purposely bought an older version because it
    claimed compatibility with Smartphones. I'm now running it on a
    Verizon XV6900 (AKA HTC Vogue, AKA CDMA version of HTC Touch).

    -----------------------------------------
    To reply to me, remove the underscores (_) from my email address (and please indicate which newsgroup and message).

    Robert E. Zaret, eMVP
    PenFact, Inc.
    20 Park Plaza, Suite 400
    Boston, MA 02116
    www.penfact.com
     
    r_z_aret@pen_fact.com, Jan 15, 2009
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  13. Trevor

    Eurofeeds Guest

    "Alex Barrow" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Anthony R. Gold" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:09:03 -0500, r_z_aret@pen_fact.com wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm inclined to agree that the program searches for files and/or
    >>> folders with the expected extension. But only one folder down from the
    >>> root. So the program will find files in
    >>> \Storage Card\Canary_Islands-map
    >>> but not in
    >>> \Storage Card\My Documents\Canary_Islands-map
    >>> or
    >>> \Storage Card\TomTom\Canary_Islands-map

    >>
    >> I once had hoped that and so when I got a TomTom GO 910 with less than
    >> 2GB
    >> of maps delivered on a 20GB drive I tried to make backup copies of stuff
    >> further down the tree, but the v7 software sniffed out all the copies of
    >> all the maps in every nook and cranny which totally confused me with the
    >> multitude of choices that appeared on the Manage Maps screen.
    >>
    >> Tony
    >>

    >
    > What version of TTN did it come with, if its TTn7.901 this doesnt seem to
    > like any of my maps, however 7.45 seems to pick up everything ok.
    >


    I've tried to find that out - it was on a CD that came with the tYtN but no
    mention of version no on the CD.
     
    Eurofeeds, Jan 16, 2009
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