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How to save favorites when updating map software

I would like to order map updates but have a concern about the information in my favorites file

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Map updates have nothing to do with your favorites. The only time this may be a problem is if you have to do a Master Reset of the unit. Doing a Master Reset will erase all of your favorites, but is not usually necessary when installing map updates.

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No problem. just trying to download updates. 1 year


Garmin periodically releases updated maps for its GPSdevices. The my Garmin website offers convenient access for managing yourGarmin devices and finding the map updates you need. Garmin offers threeoptions for map updates: free download, single-purchase download or lifetimesubscription. Regardless of which option you choose, the process to downloadmap updates to your Garmin is the same.TOOLSAND INTRUCTION NEEDED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM1 Connect your Garmin GPS to your computer. Locate theUSB ports on your computer and on your GPS. The GPS ports are typically on theback of the device and may be hidden by a protective cover or rubber cap. Plugone end of the USB cable into your computer and plug the other end of the USBcable into your GPS. Power on the GPS.2 Sign in to my Garmin(see Resources) with your username and password. If you do not have an account,click the Create New Account link to register your Garmin devices.3 Click the my Maps tab to display a list of yourregistered devices and their associated maps. Click the Map Downloads link todisplay a list of available map updates for your devices. Select PC Download orMac Download link.4 If you are alerted to run the Garmin CommunicatorPlug in, click Run. When the Plug in has detected your GPS and is ready todownload the map update, click the Launch Download Manager button.5 At the Save As prompt to save the map update, notethe location or select a new location to save the file. Click the Save button.6 When the Map Update file has finished downloading,click the Launch button.7 At the "Welcome to the Garmin Map Update"screen, click Next.8 After the Map Update USB Driver Check finishes, clickNext.9 Follow any instructions on the Map Update SuccessfulInstallation screen. Click Next.10 At the Software Data and License Agreement screen,select the checkbox to accept the agreement. Click Next.11 After the update installation finishes, click Finishto exit the program.12 Disconnect your GPS from your computer.Thanks.

Sep 18, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin GPS - stuck , not updating, no signal problems, update maps


If your Garmin GPS is stuck on a loading screen, not updating properly, not acquiring a signal or having other quirky problems. You can follow the steps below to help resolve some of these issues.

In order to update the firmware on your Garmin GPS device you will need a USB cable and Garmin's WebUpdater software. You can find the update software from the following link below,

Click here for update software

Click here for map updates

To update your firmware through the WebUpdater software, you want to turn off your GPS device, plug it into your computer. Run the WebUpdater software then turn on your device. If the software does not list your GPS then click the "Find Device" button.

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Updating the maps can resolve issues with missing streets, or the unit being off entirely(roads are updated throughout the world on a constant basis). Keeping your software up to date is always recommended.

Firmware upgrades will help resolve issues in the operating software, and may even help GPS problems you are experiencing. If not, you can perform a soft reset. As a last resort, you will want to perform a hard reset below.

Perform a hard/soft reset
A hard reset will reset the device back to factory defaults. This will also delete any of your personal favorites saved on the device.





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Soft Reset

Slide the power button to the left and hold in this position for 8 seconds. Push the switch to the right to power the GPS back on.


Hard Reset
Turn the unit off. Press and hold the bottom right of the GPS screen. Continue to hold while powering on the GPS. you should now have a prompt asking you to erase all data. Select Yes. Afterwards, it is recommended that you leave the GPS outside somewhere safe to acquire a GPS signal. Once this is done, you can update the GPS using the update steps described at the beginning of this article.


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on May 15, 2011 | GPS

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How do you update information (maps) on the nuvi


Garmin offers two kinds of updates on its website: software updates are free. Map updates are not. You'll need a USB cable to connect the Garmin to your computer. Then go to http://www.garmin.com
On the web site, first register your product. Then look for "Support" and follow their instructions for updating your software. After you've done that, look for "Maps" on the menu at the top of the screen. You can either purchase updates one at a time, or buy a lifetime (of your device) subscription. By the way, maps are huge files, so plan on it taking several hours to update your maps even with a fast internet connection.

May 14, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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How to unlock my mio m300


If it's locked on the main screen and won't load, follow the below process.
If you want to unlock maps, you need to buy a key or update here:
http://eu.mio.com/shop/index.php?language=en-eu&utm_source=callcentre&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MTUKLaMa&no_cache=true¤cy=EUR
To reload the software:
1. Connect your device to the computer 2. Make a backup of your addresses and favorites if you wish 3. In File Explorer, right click on the device (removable drive) >> Format 4. Start the Desktop 5. Go to My Mio >> Reinstall the software 6. Go to My Mio >> Recover Keys 7. You can now reinstall the maps from the Maps tab. If you downloaded a map update, make sure to use the downloaded file. 8. Go to My Mio / Voice Transfer and re-install the voice files

Dec 03, 2010 | Mio Moov M300 GPS for Europe 35" screen...

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Updates for garmin c510 sat nav


Updates can be got from www.garmin.com To update the software you need to connect the satnav to your computer. Download webupdater from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27 and install it. Follow the prompts and it should take you through updating your software.

To update the map
  1. Click the link https://my.garmin.com/maps/updates.htm
  2. Click on All other devices
  3. Type in your Serial number
  4. Click Find
  5. Click Buy Disk (Please note if the message "No updates are found" then you already have the latest mapping)
  6. Click Add To Cart
  7. Click to Accept Trading Terms
  8. Click Checkout
  9. Enter your myGarmin Username and Password in the onscreen boxes (If you don't currently have a myGarmin account, click Create new Account)
  10. Click Sign In
  11. Enter your Shipping address
  12. Click Save & Continue
  13. Enter your Credit Card information
  14. Click Submit Order
  15. Write down your Order Number
It may take up to 4-6 weeks to receive the DVD depending on availability

Aug 04, 2010 | Garmin StreetPilot c510 Deluxe GPS...

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Garmin nuvi 1340 freezes on start up


If your nuvi series device is freezing on the map screen but still providing voice prompts there are two steps you can try to resolve the issue including updating the software using WebUpdater* and performing a master reset.

To download WebUpdater and update the software:
  1. Go to http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp
  2. Follow the on screen instructions.
To perform a master reset on your nuvi series device: CLICK HERE

Warning: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.


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Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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I updated the tom tom non the home updates and now


You also may want to ensure the format on the card was compatible with the new software. chances are you need to update both with it wanting to reformat the card it will wipe all information clean. Try saving the information to your computer before formatting the card to save the maps. It may work if not you may need to update the card with newer software compatible wiht the new download

Aug 07, 2009 | GPS

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Update the map on my gps


You did not specify which GPS model you have so I will be as general as possible to cover most cases.
If you go to the manufacturiers web site you can download (for a fee) updated maps. if you are not comfortable with this you can order a CD (for a fee) to be sent to you. you then connect your GPS unit to your computer and update the maps saved on it. Some units have a memory card with the map information, the manufacturer may send a new card with updated map info if this is the case.

Hope this is of some help.

Apr 17, 2009 | GPS

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Tom Tom 920


Your Favorites are located in the Map directory in the TomTom.
For example if your using the North American map (North_America).
In a file named MapSettings.cfg.
When you update the map and some times the application this file is overwritten.
I recommend copying the file to the root directory of the TomTom or your computer if changes are made. That way you have a easy back-up of your favorites file.

Unfortunately to recover your old file you may damage other file in the process.

I hope this helps.

Steve

Dec 02, 2008 | Tomtom GO 920 GPS Receiver

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Lost favorites when trying to update


There is no solution, and the manufacturer is not amenable to any news of this.

It used to be possible to remove the mapsettings.cfg file from the TomTom unit's maps before downloading and installing a new map, then to replace the file; however, TomTom changed the coding on the latest maps so that the software no longer recognises the old cfg file. There is a complex workaround where you change your favorites, one by one, into Points of Interest - but it seems pointless having a Favorites item when you have to do this.

Dec 07, 2007 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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