TomTom software continuously rewrites content3 file.

Discussion in 'TomTom Home and MyTomTom Software' started by Paul_L, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Paul_L


    Mar 28, 2016
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    TomTom Model(s):
    VIA 1605
    I live in a rural area of NY and do not need to update the TomTom map data frequently. A year ago I installed TomTom software for my VIA 1605 device on my Windows 7 PC. I started the installation with file InstallMyTomTomSA.exe dated 7/25/13 of size 6,684,888 bytes.

    I run a disk defragmentation program, PerfectDisk, on a weekly basis. When I run it it always finds that the c:\Users\Mine\AppData\Local\TomTom\HOME3\cache\content3 file, which is 3,126,903,202 bytes in length, is broken into more than 700 fragments. It usually takes PerfectDisk over 30 minutes to defragment this one file. Next week the file will be fragmented again.

    The TomTom software is apparently active all the time and is continuously rewriting this content3 file for no reason whatsoever. I attempted to update the map data on my VIA 1605 about 10 months ago but it failed to update properly. I have not connected the VIA 1605 to my PC since then.

    How do I stop the TomTom PC software from needlessly rewriting this content3 file? Should I uninstall it completely, or can I use autoruns to disable it temporarily?
    Paul_L, Mar 28, 2016
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  2. Paul_L

    dhn Moderator

    Oct 1, 2007
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    Toronto Canada
    TomTom Model(s):
    1535 LIVE; Via 1605; Go 50; Go 520
    You can always clear the cache of MyDriveConnect. That's where the content3 file resides.

    My understanding is that disk defrag utilities are of little value in this day and age -- especially if done with the frequency you mention. I may be wrong.
    dhn, Mar 28, 2016
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