How to backup or transfer my Garmin Favourites?

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How to backup or transfer my Garmin Favourites?

Postby fauzee » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:02 am

For Nuvi (backup & transfer)

1. Connect your Nuvi to your PC or laptop using a USB cable

2. Wait for your PC/laptop to recognize your Nuvi. The dialog below will pop up.

3. Double-click the Garmin folder. You will see something similar to below:

4. Double-click the GPX folder. You will see current.gpx in the GPX folder. This file stores all your favourites. Copy this file to your PC/laptop.

5. You can transfer your Favourites by copying the current.gpx file into another Nuvi
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Re: Garmin Mobile XT Symbian Track Logs

Postby 76gpsguy » Wed May 27, 2009 11:28 pm

For Mobile XT (backup only)

1. Connect your phone or PDA to your PC

2. Look for the "Garmin\Apps\Symbian" (for Symbian phones) or "Garmin" (for WM PDAs)

3. Backup the Garmin_wpt.nvm file
Garmin.nvm (System Setup)
Garmin_arte.nvm (Active Route)
Garmin_atrk.nvm (Active Track)
Garmin_mpm.nvm (Map Setup)
Garmin_srte.nvm (Saved Route)
Garmin_strk.nvm (Saved Track)
Garmin_wpt.nvm (My Locations)

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Re: Garmin Mobile XT Symbian Track Logs

Postby skylai » Sat May 30, 2009 12:27 am

For Mobile XT Symbian (transfer to Mapsource or Nuvi)

1. Go to Tools then "Manage My Data"

2. Press the left soft key to select "Manage"

3. Select "Export GPX"


4a) Transfer favourites to Nuvi
  1. Copy current.gpx to your PC/laptop
  2. Rename current.gpx to current1.gpx
  3. Copy current1.gpx into your Nuvi's "Garmin\GPX" folder

4b) Transfer favourites to Mapsource
  1. Remove the SD Card from phone
  2. Insert SD Card into your PC's card reader
  3. Start Mapsource
  4. Select Transfer->Receive from Device

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Re: how to copy my favorites to other garmin file?

Postby NoX » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:33 pm

I use gps Babel to convert that gpx file to kml and have it on google earth, there I could edit the places and do what ever I like and then rexport it via kml to babel to poi...

well the copy current.gpx is may be an easier option.. :mrgreen:

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