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Tom tom go 300 ''unable to store settings'' ''file access error'

My tomtom keeps coming up with " unable to store settings" "file access error" can anyone help please

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  • lmeadm Dec 29, 2008

    OP is describing the exact same problem I'm seeing on my GO 710 - It's never kept my settings since day-1 (ie: Always had to select language, etc. whenever it was powered on) - I assumed this was because I didn't use it much and the battery was being allowed to drain completely. However performing the latest F/W upgrade I now get an actual error on the screen during the power-on preference settings, "Unable to store setings, File access error" (And my selections are still not stored) - I've just got my hands on a 2GB SD card and tried that with the exact same problem (The write-protect on the SD must be off as I performed a Windoze format of the card).

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    Exactly the same problem with a GO510. Anyone got a fix?

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Connect to PC
Find the TomTom using Windows Explorer "drive F:" or "removable disk F:" or similar
Right click
Properties
Tools
Error checking
"automatically fix file system errors"
Start


Ta Da! Well it worked for mine......

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Hi,
You might have the switch on SD card set to "read only" , This would stop your tomtom being able to write to the SD card ... hence , " unable to store settings " message . .... OR ... the folder where your tomtom wants to store the settings is corrupted ( on your SD card ) so it can't store them.... or similarly , the file is corrupted on the SD card ( maybe the card is damaged ) so the existing file cannot be overwritten . Check out all these possibilities before suspecting any hardware fault on your tomtom ..... GOOD LUCK

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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