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Superblade7
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-09-2011
Location: United Kingdom

Adding New Maps / Removing Installed One

All,

 

I currently have a Start2 with UK & ROI Maps installed.  I may be going to the USA next year and if so, would need the USA maps installing on my TomTom.

 

I have looked and the USA map is 1540MB and I only have 1501MB free on my TomTom.  The currently installed UK & ROI maps take up about 240MB on the TomTom.

 

I am a pretty basic user and have only ever used TomTom Home for updates etc so I've now looked through and noticed there is a 'Manage My Device' option which appears to let you remove items from the device.

 

Therefore can I just ask you guys with experience if I were to delete the UK & ROI map from the device and install the USA map, would I be able to delete the USA map and install the UK one again easily enough after my trip?  Also, if I did this, would I then lose the USA map or would this be stored somewhere?

 

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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Zoë
Posts: 1,181
Registered: ‎01-03-2011
Location: the Netherlands

Re: Adding New Maps / Removing Installed One

Hi superblade7,

 

You're quite correct in your thinking, yes, you can move the UK map to your computer and that should leave enough space for you to install the USA map. And the same applies as for when you're home from the USA, you can store the USA map on your computer for next time.

 

In order to do this and install the USA map, in TomTom Home, please go into Manage My Start - here you should see the list of items on your device. If you click the plus next to Maps, it will open and display the UK map you have already on your device. Next to this, please tick the map with the tickbox on the right hand side.

 

At the bottom of the screen, you should see Copy items to computer.

 

Once you have done this, you can then select the map again and click Remove items from device.

This should leave you with the space you need to install the USA map. If you've already purchased it, you should just be able to click on Update My Start in the main menu and download the map.

In order to add the map back to the TomTom when you're home (and when you've removed the USA map to make the space you need) please do the following:

 

In TomTom Home, click on Add Traffic, Voices, Safety Cameras etc, and press on More until you see Items on my Computer.

 

You should see everything on your PC in here, including the map, with the option to Add next to it.


Hope this helped, let us know if you have further questions.

 

Zoe



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Apprentice Traveler
jgt10
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-10-2011
Location: US

Re: Adding New Maps / Removing Installed One

Hmm, I don't have a "Manage My Start" in TomTom Home.  I am using MyTomTom version 3.2.0.700 for a TomTom GO 2435.

 

Any ideas on how to delete a map without that?

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Holmergreenie
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎14-07-2012
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Adding New Maps / Removing Installed One

At least Home gives one the opportunity to remove data.  It's unbelievable that My Tomtom does not offer this feature :manfrustrated:

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namwaldog
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎14-09-2012
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Adding New Maps / Removing Installed One

Thanks for your instructions as I am in the same position as Superblade 7. I have taken the following steps...

1. Selected 'Manage my One',

2. Selected Maps (865mb),

3. Selected Copy Items to Computer 

 

This took a few minutes so then on my PC,  I went to my Documents, TomTom,    Home,   from Device,   and there found two files..

a. Zip file Western Europe 1gb

b   .toc file Western Europe 1gb

 

Back in TomTom Home I  clicked on Add Traffic, Voices, Safety Cameras etc, and press on More until you see Items on my Computer but there are no items shown. Do I need to unzip the file or is there another problem?

 

Regards,

Barry

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Popo1212
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎28-07-2013
Location: US

Re: Adding New Maps / Removing Installed One

Hi superblade7: Maybe I am late with this answer, If you are going to rent a car here in the states you can also rent a gps with the car it has all the maps you need in it. This saves all the trouble of deleting and adding maps on your unit. Hope this helps. Popo1212

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