Transfer Favorites to New nuvi

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  1. Desk-Job Dan

    Desk-Job Dan Guest

    How can I transfer my favorites from my old nuvi to a new one?
     
    Desk-Job Dan, Oct 26, 2011
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    Desk-Job Dan Guest

    On 10/26/11 5:08 PM, Desk-Job Dan wrote:
    > How can I transfer my favorites from my old nuvi to a new one?


    Modify that to---

    Copy favorites from my old GPS onto my computer so I can reinstall them
    onto the new one I will get later. Keeping the old one until I get the
    new one is not possible.
     
    Desk-Job Dan, Oct 26, 2011
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    Desk-Job Dan Guest

    Re: Transfer Favorites to New nuvi- RESOLVED

    On 10/26/11 6:48 PM, Desk-Job Dan wrote:
    > On 10/26/11 5:08 PM, Desk-Job Dan wrote:
    >> How can I transfer my favorites from my old nuvi to a new one?

    >
    > Modify that to---
    >
    > Copy favorites from my old GPS onto my computer so I can reinstall them
    > onto the new one I will get later. Keeping the old one until I get the
    > new one is not possible.
    >


    Google is my friend-- copy current.gpx file!
     
    Desk-Job Dan, Oct 27, 2011
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  4. Desk-Job Dan

    Salty Guest

    Please follow the steps below for copying your Favorites.



    1. Connect your Nuvi to the computer with your USB cable. It will then
    go into Mass Storage Mode.

    2. Open up 'My Computer' on your desktop.

    3. Open up the Nuvi drive. Usually it will say Nuvi E:.

    4. Next, I would like for you to open up the 'Garmin' folder.

    5. You will see a 'GPX' folder. I need you to open that one up.

    6. There will be a 'current.gpx' file in your unit. Right click on the
    file and hit 'Copy'.

    7. Go to your desktop, right click and hit 'Paste'. This will put that
    file, which is your favorites, onto your desktop.

    8. Right click on the file, select ‘Rename’. Rename the file to
    ‘current1.gpx’.



    To transfer your favorites to a different unit:



    1. I want you to do steps 1-5 from above with the second device.

    2. Go to your desktop, and copy the current1.gpx file you put on there.

    3. Go to the GPX folder and paste the file here. You will now have two
    files in this folder. Leave both of them there.

    This will put your favorites into the second device.
     
    Salty, Oct 27, 2011
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    Mike Lane Guest

    Desk-Job Dan wrote on Oct 26, 2011:

    > How can I transfer my favorites from my old nuvi to a new one?


    The simplest way (I think) is to use BaseCamp which you can download from the
    Garmin Website
    http://www8.garmin.com/support/mappingsw.jsp

    You can transfer all your waypoints from the the old unit into BaseCamp, and
    then transfer them back to the new one. This has the advantage that you will
    have all your waypoints safely backed up in case you ever lose them on the
    Nuvi.

    --
    Mike Lane
    UK North Yorkshire
    mike_lane at mac dot com
     
    Mike Lane, Oct 27, 2011
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  6. On 10/26/11 7:23 PM, Salty wrote:
    >
    >
    > Please follow the steps below for copying your Favorites.
    >
    >
    >
    > 1. Connect your Nuvi to the computer with your USB cable. It will then
    > go into Mass Storage Mode.
    >
    > 2. Open up 'My Computer' on your desktop.
    >
    > 3. Open up the Nuvi drive. Usually it will say Nuvi E:.
    >
    > 4. Next, I would like for you to open up the 'Garmin' folder.
    >
    > 5. You will see a 'GPX' folder. I need you to open that one up.
    >
    > 6. There will be a 'current.gpx' file in your unit. Right click on the
    > file and hit 'Copy'.
    >
    > 7. Go to your desktop, right click and hit 'Paste'. This will put that
    > file, which is your favorites, onto your desktop.
    >
    > 8. Right click on the file, select ‘Rename’. Rename the file to
    > ‘current1.gpx’.
    >
    >
    >
    > To transfer your favorites to a different unit:
    >
    >
    >
    > 1. I want you to do steps 1-5 from above with the second device.
    >
    > 2. Go to your desktop, and copy the current1.gpx file you put on there.
    >
    > 3. Go to the GPX folder and paste the file here. You will now have two
    > files in this folder. Leave both of them there.
    >
    > This will put your favorites into the second device.
    >
    >
    >


    Thanks for the very clear and detailed instructions!

    --
    Just tell me, mister, what fraternity would pledge a man like you?
     
    Douglas C. Neidermeyer, Oct 27, 2011
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    Joel Guest

    Desk-Job Dan <> wrote:

    > How can I transfer my favorites from my old nuvi to a new one?


    I have tried once but don't remember the exact steps. So if I am not 100%
    correct, then it should be pretty close. Cuz I don't thing there is any
    other way around (?).

    1. You need MapSource installed on your computer to do this. The problem
    that ion the past few years Garmin stop including MapSource to newer buyers.

    2. Run MapSource, connect your GPS to computer.

    3. From MapSource you tell it to Import (or Transfer) whatever data from GPS
    to MapSource (I don't remember how many options). Then SAVE to COMPUTER

    4. Then later transfer it to the newer GPS.

    NOTE - it will transfer to newer GPS *but* the distance may be OFF a
    little (it could be between few houses to 1-2 blocks).

    Base on this (little OFF) I am guessing that the MAP + FAVORITES +
    MapSource (and whatever) may not work real well with each other as ONE SOLID
    UNIT.
     
    Joel, Oct 30, 2011
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  8. Desk-Job Dan

    Joel Guest

    Re: Transfer Favorites to New nuvi- RESOLVED

    Desk-Job Dan <> wrote:

    > On 10/26/11 6:48 PM, Desk-Job Dan wrote:
    > > On 10/26/11 5:08 PM, Desk-Job Dan wrote:
    > >> How can I transfer my favorites from my old nuvi to a new one?

    > >
    > > Modify that to---
    > >
    > > Copy favorites from my old GPS onto my computer so I can reinstall them
    > > onto the new one I will get later. Keeping the old one until I get the
    > > new one is not possible.
    > >

    >
    > Google is my friend-- copy current.gpx file!


    Thanks for the information.
     
    Joel, Oct 30, 2011
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    ksmiller99

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    After a couple of hours, I found a very simple way for my nuvi 2595:

    1. Connect new GPS to PC.
    2. Copy gpx file with your POIs to GPX folder on nuvi.
    3. Disconnect and restart nuvi.

    That's it!

    Notes:
    Do not overwrite any files in the GPX folder, the filename can be anything.gpx.
    When the nuvi starts up, it will load all the gpx files in the GPX folder.
    I used MapSource to extract the POIs from my old GPS and save as a gpx file.

    Kevin
     
    ksmiller99, Jul 31, 2012
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    ray

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    Copying Favorites

    Thank you very much Salty, could not have done it without you. :)
     
    ray, Sep 3, 2012
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    Current.gpx

    Does "current.gpx" include all POIs including
    Extras folder (my own custom POIs) ?
     
    , Nov 23, 2013
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