Transfer from computer to BaseCamp

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    I use MapSource to process my satnav information and then file it on my computer. However I would like to be able to transfer that information to BaseCamp. At present I download it onto my satnav and then transfer to BaseCamp. Is it possible to transfer direct from my computer to BaseCamp? If not from MapSource to BaseCamp?
     
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    All files saved using Mapsource can be opened using Basecamp, Although I have to say they could have made it easier to do. If you have both Mapsource and Basecamp installed on your computer, there are a couple of methods to transfer stuff :-

    1) Copy and Paste
    Go into Mapsource and open your desired files, e.g. File >> Open >> [file type MPS, GDB, GPX, KLM etc] >> highlight the items you wish to transfer >> Copy >> open Basecamp >>Edit Paste

    2) Open File
    Using File Explorer open the folder where your Mapsource files are stored >> right click on a file >> select Open With >> Basecamp
    If Open With >> Basecamp is not an option select Open With >> Choose Program and select from a browse list

    EDIT (Added 15MAR2017)

    3) Import into My collection (Basecamp)
    While in Basecamp goto >> File >> Import Into My Collection >> navigate to the folder containing the files you want to open >> Click on file (or Control Click multiple files) in order to highlight them >> OPEN
     
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    Thanks for your prompt reply.

    I have tried the first two methods, and neither work

    I do not under stand the third method.

    I can copy from the Mapsource folder (waymarks, route and track) from my computer, opened Basecamp and tried to paste. But when I right click there is no option to paste. Exactly where on Basecamp should I place the cursor?

    I then tried to open the Mapsource folder with Basecamp. But when I select open with I am not given Basecamp as an option. The only two options are Inernet Explorer or Mapsource Application.
     
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    The first option is saying when you are in Mapsource highlight waypoints etc and then go to EDIT and select COPY :-

    ms1.jpg

    then open Basecamp and select EDIT and then PASTE

    ms2.jpg

    There isn't a third option, it is what to do when you are "not given Basecamp as an option" in option 2

    ms3.jpg
     
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    Thanks, now I understand.

    I have transferred the first one

    Thanks for your help
     
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