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TomTom 510 postcode

Accidently deleted postal file from sd card. Got sent a zip file from tomtom, told to unzip and paste to sd. Have done this but unit still not picking up. can anyone help?

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Re: TomTom 510 postcode

The postcode information has to be in a folder named ZIP. This can be either on the SD card or as a subfolder of the NAvigator folder in Program Files on your device

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