Can I transfer favorites (.ov2) from my old GO Live 1005 to my new GO BASIC?

CornelisN Registered Users Posts: 1
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I recently replaced my 7 year old GO Live 1005 for a new GO BASIC and would like to transfer the ov2 file from my GO Live 1005 to my new device. I have the ov2 file on my PC, but connecting my GO BASIC does not trigger MYDrive Connect to show me the Community menu item, when I right-click the taskbar icon.


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan UKPosts: 21,480

    [h3]Re... Your NAV3 Device.....[/h3]Get the latest MyDrive Connect Here.....

    Method (1)
    (1)... If you’re running the latest MyDrive Connect… The menu has changed slightly.....
    (2)... With your device turned on and plugged into the PC USB port
    (3)... MyDrive loaded and the MyDrive showing on the PC Taskbar
    (4)... RIGHT CLICK On the Tomtom Icon on the PC Taskbar
    (5)... Click on the link "Manage Community Content" (See below image)

    The below image is 2X normal size

    Note... If you're using Hidden Icons on your PC's Task Bar
    (1)... Click on the up arrow ^ Icon on the task bar to access the Tomtom Icon
    (2)... RIGHT CLICK on the Tomtom Icon
    (3)... Click on the link "Manage Community Content"

    Method (2)
    Direct Web Address link to "Manage Community Content"
    (1)... With you device turned on and plugged into the PC USB port
    (2)... With MyDrive loaded and the MyDrive showing on the PC Taskbar
    (3)... Click on the Link below to open the "Manage Community Content" page

    After using Method (1) or (2) to access the "Manage Community Content" menu
    Scroll to the top to the top of the list to 'Favorites.Ov2' and 'Copy to computer'....
    [/h3][h3]Re... Your GO Basic Device....[/h3][h3]POIs are installed using the MyDrive Web Route planner...[/h3]Here...

    [h3]How to import POIs, GPX files and Favourites in MyDrive[/h3]See Tomtom Video...

    [h3]Displaying Personal POIs on the Driving/Planning View Maps[/h3]Be aware... You can't install the POI associated .BMP files
    You can only use the Tomtom supplied generic Icons
    But you can use one icon for for more than one POI category i.e... place all your fuel categories under one Icon, then if you tap on a nearby 'say' Fuel Icon a Quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot Icon for more options & more Information

    [h3]Setup... After installing your Personal or 3rd party POIs....[/h3]Tap 4Dot (....Menu) --> Settings --> Appearance --> Show POI lists on the Map
    It says a restart is required, but I've never found it to be necessary
    After choosing the Generic Icon.. Tap the coloured (^) Icon screen top right... Pinch zoom the Map, the Generic POI Icons all appear live and working
    Note... The Generic POI Icons disappear when the Map is highly zoomed out, and reappear as you zoom in again

    See Update 17.1...