Transfer favourites from tomtom one xl to tomtom xl iq routes?

Discussion in 'Maps and Routing' started by shawinglasgow, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. shawinglasgow


    Nov 15, 2009
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    Just new here. Just wondering if anyone knows how to transfer favourites from a tomtom one xl to a new tomtom xl iq routes. I am having a great deal of difficulty.Any help at all would be greatly accepted.
    Thanks in advance GAreth, Northern Ireland
    shawinglasgow, Nov 15, 2009
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  2. shawinglasgow

    dhn Moderator

    Oct 1, 2007
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    Toronto Canada
    TomTom Model(s):
    1535 LIVE; Via 1605; Go 50; Go 520
    Here is a 'how to' (courtesy of SuperMod, mikealder) on converting favourites to a custom .ov2 poi file.

    Once that is created, simply copy the new .ov2 file to the specific map folder on your new unit.

    The advantage of this method (creating a custom .ov2 file) is that whenever a new map is released (like within the next week or so :D ), you just copy the .ov2 file [along with any other custom ones you've downloaded or created] from the current backed up map folder to the new map folder.
    dhn, Nov 15, 2009
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    mvl Moderator

    Dec 19, 2008
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    Boston, MA, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 2535 LIVE, GO 1535 LIVE, GO 740 LIVE, Go 930
    Another option (which doesn't always work) is:

    1) copy mapsettigs.cfg from your old device's map folder (eg: UK&ROI) to your new device's folder
    2) before disconnecting the new Tomtom from the computer, go to HOME, "Operate my XL", and rename a favorite.
    3) then try disconnecting via the blue button in Home.

    This keeps the lcations as actual Tomtom favorites. More convenient, but less portable, than the POI route.
    mvl, Nov 18, 2009
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