Plugged in my TomTom One (3rd edition) to update last night, and during the middle of a software install everything froze. Rebooted the computer, and now my Tomtom just flashes a red X on the screen. I've tried the reset button, problem still exists. Then I tried the 'explore' the Hdd to remove the key files, format then dump them back in, but keep getting the same windows error message: "file or directory is corrupted and unreadable".
Should I just format and use the Totom Home program to reload my settings? Regretably I didn't back anything up before I updated. Will my Tomtom just become an external hard drive now, or will it work out? Do I have to do this on my computer, or can I load the Tomtom Home program on another computer, and do it from that computer?
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If you have a right to a free update (within 30 days of first use), go to TOmTom and download the Home Application to your computer. Install the software and connect the GPS to a USB port. When TomTom Home senses the GPS it will connect to it and run an update. Your free update (if any) will be installed and your maps will be updated.
This means that the software on your gps system is corrupted and unreadable. You will need to update it/re-install the software on it. To do that, you can download this software which will automatically search for the latest updates: http://www.tomtom.com/services/service.php?id=16&tab=87
Go to My Computer, then the TomTom drive and click explore. Move your Map folder to the desktop. Then, delete everything on the tomtom drive. Unplug it, plug it back in, and start up Tomtom HOME and install all updates, keep unplugging, plugging back in, and installing updates until there aren't any more updates. Then move your map folder back to where it was on your TomTom drive.
Make a full backup, better safe, than sorry...
Do this backup vith explorer or similar,
just copy ALL content from device to a folder on your computer.
Remember to set explorer to show hidden and system files.
Connect device to pc, update device via TomTom Home....