How back up format and restore


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TomTom Model(s)
All of them :)
Download and install the latest version of TomTom HOME from the following link:

TomTom, portable GPS car navigation systems
(be sure to select the correct version for your TomTom device and computer)

STEP 1. Creating a Manual backup of your TomTom

? Charge your unit for at least two hours (preferably via the home charger).
? Perform a reset on your device see:

TomTom, portable GPS car navigation systems - Support home - Select your product

If you have not made a backup yet you can do so by making a manual backup of your TomTom. To do this, please look at the following web page:

Http://www.tomtom.com/7624

? Copy all of the folders on the TomTom, one by one to the backup folder.
? This can take up to 1 hour to complete depending on the device.
? If you get any error messages while copying, move on to the next folder and copy that to the backup folder.
? If possible, please make a note of any error message that occur while copying the folders, and make a note of which folder causes the error message.

You have now made a manual backup of your TomTom.

Please reply back with a list of yellow folders that you have managed to successfully copy to your PC and also reply back with any error messages that you receive at this point.

IMPORTANT: We advise that you follow the next steps ONLY if you have made a successful backup of your device.

STEP 2. Format the hard-disk,

? Open 'My Computer'
? Right click on the TomTom icon (the device should be seen in drive E,F,G,H,I etc) and select 'Format'.
? Do a full format by selecting FAT 32 and click on Start, do not select 'quick format'. The TomTom is now formatted.
? Disconnect the TomTom from the computer and switch it on. It will load up with a red cross on the screen.
? Reset the TomTom with a paperclip in the reset hole for 30 seconds, see:

TomTom, portable GPS car navigation systems - Support home - Select your product

? Once Reset, switch the TomTom off, disconnect it from the computer and then switch it back on again, it will still show a red cross on the screen.

STEP 3. Restore the Folders to the TomTom

? Connect your TomTom back to the computer and make sure it is switched on.
? Go to your backup folder on your desktop, double left click into it. You will see all of your backup folders.
? Copy the folders one by one to the TomTom by right clicking on the folder, select copy then open My Computer, double-left click onto the TomTom drive and choose paste.
? Turn the device off (with the on/off switch) and disconnect it from the computer.
? Switch the TomTom back on.

STEP 4. Install the latest application via TomTom HOME on your device:

? Connect the device to the computer and switch it on as soon as it is connected.
? Install the latest software update via TomTom HOME:

TomTom, portable GPS car navigation systems - Support home - Select your product

In Home 2.x if you have already downloaded the update, click on 'Add Maps, traffic Voices etc -> More-> items on my computer', click on the plus symbol to expand the 'Applications' section. Click on 'Add' to install the Application.

? Click on 'Device -> Disconnect Device'.
? Turn the device off (with the on/off switch) and disconnect it from the computer.
? Switch your TomTom On to complete the installation.

The Application is now installed, and your TomTom should now be working.

* IMPORTANT *
If you have any issues with copying the contents of the TomTom to your PC and back again, please let us know and provide any error messages, if any, that ocurred.

Vorlon
 
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