Transferring favorites from old device

Horse dentist
Horse dentist Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited January 2019 in MyDrive Connect
Why is there no mention of changing the name of the ov2 file that you down load from your old Tomtom?? I have 10 years of clients addresses on my 825 that have been moved to new devices several times.
They are mostly addresses that Tomtom doesn’t recognise especially in France so I have found my way there and then logged them using “current position “.
i have spent approx 10 HOURS trying to add my favourites ov2 file from my old 825 to my new TomTom. Including an hour on the phone to support!
Wgen I downloaded the favourites file from the 825 to the computer and it is called favourites.ov2 uploaded to my places in route planner but it refused to sync to the device.
Niether I nor support could get it to work finally had the idea of renaming it to “clients” and it synced straight away.
Took 30 seconds after wasting 10 hours!!
so if any one else has the same problem this is the solution.

Rant over!


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,800
    @Horse dentist

    [h3]Good find...[/h3]I use this method as a workaround for my "_Favorite Category"... Your POI Category titles could be anything you choose
    Create a POI Category with your Favorite places
    Using your PC to build your own MyPlaces (Favorites) Database and load them into your Go
    Download the Free Tyre to Travel Basic.....
    Tyre To Travel uses Google Maps and the large screen on your PC to view the maps, it easier than to scrolling around the screen of your Tomtom GO to find your MyPlaces (Favorites)

    (1)..... Run Tyre to Travel
    Wait for Tyre to stop being busy

    (2).....Double Click on the Tyre map at the position you would like to create a POI (Favorite) or use the yellow box in Tyre to search for addresses postcodes etc...

    (3)….. To prevent double entry's in MyPlaces on the GO, when you are planning POI's (_Favorites), edit the names of your POI's so they each POI has a unique name that means something to you or modify the Name offered by Tyre so it becomes unique
    (3.1)..... When you have finished compiling your list,
    (3.2)….. From the Tyre "File Tab" select "Convert to a TomTom POI File”

    e5b145ab-3a27-4fab-8142-8acd71b104de.png(3.3)….. From the Tyre "File Tab” Select “Save as" I saved my file to the Desktop as "_Favorites (Note "_Favorites.ov2" The Underscore before the "_F" is not displayed on the Tomtom screen, but it forces the POI category to the top of the list

    Note: Saving a file is the only way I have found to give the file the name you want rather than the default name, it’s also handy to have a backup of your .Ov2 file on your PC

    (4.0)..... Use My Drive to load your New Favorites POI Category to your device

    Using MyDrive.....
    You can now delete the MyPlaces that aren't required (Saves the MyPlaces blue star screen clutter) and use your New Favorites POI Category instead

    If needed, you can search a POI Category: See.....