Transfer Favorites to New nuvi

Discussion in 'General GPS Discussion' started by Desk-Job Dan, Oct 26, 2011.

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    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

    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

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

    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:
    The simplest way (I think) is to use BaseCamp which you can download from the
    Garmin Website

    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
    Mike Lane, Oct 27, 2011
  6. Thanks for the very clear and detailed instructions!
    Douglas C. Neidermeyer, Oct 27, 2011
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    Joel Guest

    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
    Joel, Oct 30, 2011
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    Joel Guest

    Thanks for the information.
    Joel, Oct 30, 2011
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    Jul 31, 2012
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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!

    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.

    ksmiller99, Jul 31, 2012
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    Sep 2, 2012
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    Atlanta, GA
    Copying Favorites

    Thank you very much Salty, could not have done it without you. :)
    ray, Sep 3, 2012
  11. Desk-Job Dan

    Nov 22, 2013
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    Does "current.gpx" include all POIs including
    Extras folder (my own custom POIs) ?
    , Nov 23, 2013
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