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popcornpopcorn
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: How can i download files of Garmin to card Reply with quote

Please help me.Allthough i'm only at present able to use my local library computer they have started to upgrade them.The other day i connected my sd card and my garmin 760 into the usb ports.I managed to read of the both.So i thought being unsure of what to do dirrect on to sat nav i attempted to copy the files off my garmin,Some only took monts to copy,come minutes and one file took 41 mins. And yes when i checked the contents of the sd card all my garmin files were on there.That is the good news.So i disconected and then put the card into my Sat nav only to find the sd card empty.I did have some mp3 s on there which i deleted to make room,which did delete but now i'm wondering where did i go wrong???? anyone????Someone,i think Paul advised me to create a folder and then copy on to disc,but this to me,is dificult and i need help.even downloaded the poi loader onto the card but alas empty,Help please.Regards John
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what exactly were you trying to do? and why?

sorry but it's not the clearest post!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK i think I've got the gist of this.

The 760 doesn't come with an SD Card anyway so anything on it is replaceable. It'll only be mp3 and POIs if anything.

The first question is

- Does the Nuvi still work OK? if so, no panic. If not, we may have trouble.

Then, as MaFt asked above

- What where you trying to do?

If you are unsure of doing anything i would stop now and make sure either you know what to do and how to do it, or you have someone else there who knows what to do.

The advise i gave was to copy the contents of the Nuvi on a CD as a backup. If you are not sure how to do this (or if the library won't allow you to do this) then i would not attempt it.

Finally

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downloaded the poi loader onto the card


POILoader doesn't go onto the card at all. You install it to your PC.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:42 pm    Post subject: download of files garmin 760 Reply with quote

Hi Paul,Sorry for the mix up.All i was trying to do was to save the garmin files.No ploblem with the sat nav.Need more info ,so new to all of this that is why i would'nt risk loadin direct onto sat nav.Sorry again please help.John
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On an SD card you can only have pictures, mp3s, POIs and 1 support map for your garmin. Any other file it wont be recognised by the unit.
You can have mp3s and pictures wherever you want, but pois and the map must be in a folder named "garmin" for the unit to find it.
There are instructions on how to load POIs in this site.
For an additional map the process is a little more complicated as it has to be unlocked to work with your unit
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry i must have missed this...

I believe popcornpopcorn is trying to backup his Nuvi unit. However unless the library computers allow you to burn data to DVDs there is no point in doing this. Unless you can find someone who can lend you a PC with a DVD Writer for a couple of hours i wouldn't try much else.

If you do get access to a PC you need to copy the contents of the Nuvi Internal Drive to a folder on the PC and then burn that to a DVD. At no point does this process involve an SD Card.

It might be best to find find someone who knows how to do this and get them to do it or show you. If in doubt, please stop now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: files onto garmin Reply with quote

Thank yo guys for your response.All my intention was to upgrade my garmin to more pois,safety cameras here and france,download a celeb voice hoping it wont sound robotic as all the others on my garmin,i will need to download upgrades,and soon update my map.These are my objectives.I have no other people to help me,this is why i tried to backup the files.So Paul i do see i must do that by making a folder then burning onto dvd.But to prgress farther i do need step by step by any kind gentleman to guild me through these objectives,Regards John
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:15 pm    Post subject: files onto sd card Reply with quote

Hi,I told you guy i had copied the garmin files onto sd card only to find out puting it into nuvi i was empty.Well its not,it still has the garmin 760 files on it but thats about all,can't be used in sat nav,not sure wether its a propper backup either.John
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best way to do a backup is:-

Connect nuvi to PC
Open nuvi in Windows Explorer
Ensure that Explorer has the option set to display hidden files.
Create empty folder on your PC
Select all folders and files at top level of nuvi
Copy to newly created empty folder

Go have a cup of coffee (or two) it's not a quick process - let it complete.

Burn the files to DVD/CD as you see fit.

For upgrades to the nuvi firmware and other bits (BT / Icons/Voices) use the GARMIN supplied WebUpdater - have a look at the GARMIN site to get a free copy of this - it does it all the upgrading for you.

For POIs - use POILoader - it's the only way to get them loaded onto a nuvi - don't forget - when loading POIs it deletes all existing user POIs and replaces them with the 'new' ones. So you need to keep all your personal POIs (inc speed cams from here) in a fixed place on your PC - another folder perhaps.

If you are trying to do all this without access to a PC - I think you may find it very difficult.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: garmin files onto disc Reply with quote

Thanks Phil for that info.Is that the same for downloading a celeb voice also.The garmin voices are awful.too robotic.Regards John
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