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12 August 2017, 22:26

I have used my G07000 for many years and amassed a far few drops. I was hoping I could retrieve the data from HOME and transfer to my new device, buy to no avail. Slight panic followed as I REALLY don't want o have to redo hundreds of Favs & POI's.

Please help if you can, if it's not possible please break the news gently. :D
Marked as answer: YamFazMan on 13 August 2017, 01:30

Hi
Where your old device uses... Tomtom Home
Tomtom Video... Transferring favourites and POIs to your new device

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQproCfz8qI


ATB YFM

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    13 August 2017, 01:30

    Hi
    Where your old device uses... Tomtom Home
    Tomtom Video... Transferring favourites and POIs to your new device
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQproCfz8qI


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    13 August 2017, 08:43

    Hi
    You can't simply download a group of Favorites from your old GO 930 and install them as places in MyPlaces
    If you want them as a place in MyPlaces, you have to manually recreate them one at a time on your new 6250 or by using the MyDrive Web (v2) Route planner

    But I suppose it depends on how many Favorites you need to transfer???
    You have to save the mapsettings.cfg file that your old GO 930 used. The mapsettings.cfg file is stored in the old TomtomHome program on your PC

    Then convert the file to .Ov2 using the program Poiedit
    http://www.poiedit.com/index.htm
    When you have created your Personal POI Catagory and saved it to your Desktop

    Rename the .Ov2 file you saved to the Desktop to something like "_Favorites"
    See... Note[1]
    _____________________________________________

    OR.....
    Depending how many Favorites you have to transfer, the method in the Tomtom video could be quite a manual process
    Try....
    (1)….. Saving your (Favorites) List from your Tomtom GO 7000 using the free version of Softops POI editor
    Download Softop POI editor….. http://softop.tomtomusers.com/TomPoiEdr/
    To a folder on your desktop; open the folder and un-zip the file.

    (1.1)..... “IMPORTANT” If Tomtom’s “MyDrive” is not already running
    Start-up My Dive there’s no need to login but Tomtom MyDrive must be running on the taskbar
    Tomtom changed something several of updates ago and now Softop POI editor needs MyDrive running in the background to work

    (1.2)..... Run the TomPoiEdrEn.exe file; you should now have the SoftTop POI editor running. Connect your Tomtom GO 7000 to your PC USB port and turn it on.
    When you GO 7000 has connected the Softops Icons will change colour

    Scroll down this page for the instructions for using the Softops POI editor : here...
    http://softop.tomtomusers.com/TomPoiEdr/
    The downward arrow Icon saves the Favorite file from my NAV3 Via 120 device
    Sorry I haven't got a NAV2 device here to test so you will have to have a play around yourself

    (2)..... Use "Save As" function in the Softops filer window to save the .Ov2 file to your Desktop

    Rename the .Ov2 file you saved to the Desktop to something like "_Favorites"
    ____________________________________________

    Note[1]...
    The "_Favorites.ov2" The Underscore before the "_F" is not displayed on the Tomtom screen, but it forces the POI category to the top of the list of POIs so it's easy to find

    Use My Drive to load your New _Favorites POI Category to your device
    Using MyDrive.....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIs5tGFhQIA


    You can now delete the MyPlaces that aren't required (Saves the MyPlaces blue star screen clutter) and use your New Favorites POI Category instead

    Another advantage, of a Personal Favorites POI file, is that you can search for an Individual POI within the POI Category: See.....
    https://en.discussions.tomtom.com/go-and-start-40-50-60-series-go-400-500-600-5000-6000-mydrive-176/tomtom-launches-mydrive-976972?postid=1004348

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    13 August 2017, 11:02

    Wow. Thanks YFM. I have all my favourites full and also a POI file for all the rest of my drops. I was hoping tomtom would fix the small FAV count so I can put all my drops in one place. I will tackle the video now and see how I get on. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks once again.
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    13 August 2017, 13:14

    Thanks a lot. I saved all the important files to my pc and then imported them. Looks a bit messy as myplaces has these 2 poi files I need to click to access but I'll look at the editor to see if I can move them to MyPlaces rather than mpplaces/old_poi

    I'm just glad I did it as I'm back to work tomorrow after hols.

    Thanks once again and I'll still be using your post so respect to you.
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    13 August 2017, 15:23

    Hi
    Cool, Glad your sorted
    Tip... See the chain link Icon (That on each post top right corner) Drag it to your desktop for a quick link back to the post

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