- Feb 19, 2017
- TomTom Model(s)
I have a GO720. Waiting for GO620 to arrive. Can I export Favorites from GO720 to GO620?
Take the mapsettings.cfg file from the North American map folder on the 720 into a POI editor (like POIEdit) for TomTom, and clean up the mess. mapsettings.cfg has more than POI in it, but if you clear out the fluff, you'll have your favorites there. Save it as a TomTom *.ov2 file when done. I like to use the name _Favorites.ov2 since the underscore causes that entry to remain at the top of the list on the 620.
Then, using TomTom's MyDrive Web cloud service, you can move that *.ov2 file to your new 620.
If you have having difficulties with converting your mapsettings.cfg file to an *.ov2, let me know, and perhaps we can get that done off-line for you here.
Let us know how you get on.
Using the cloud interface for the first time isn't exactly an intuitive experience.
Also, there's a second reason we are recommending that you keep your favorites in the _favorites.ov2 file -- if you don't, you will find that your MyPlaces on your new 620 will get cluttered pretty quickly. Instead, you'll have a nice tidy POI file with all of them in that.
If you don't already have a copy of POIEdit, you can get one here >> http://www.poiedit.com/downloads.htm
As I say, the mapsettings.cfg file has a lot of other stuff in it (recent destinations and some device settings), but it can be successfully opened and cleaned out.
My GO620 arrived. While waiting I used My Drive app on phone loaded all my favorites, one by one. hooked up GO620 and wala, all were there. THANK YOU ALL for infoThank You
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