VIA 1625: Create folders for My Places? — TomTom Community

VIA 1625: Create folders for My Places?

As I enter new destinations into My Places, is there a way to create different folders to group these so I don't have a big jumble of places to scroll through?

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  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 5,569
    Superuser
    Hi @EdNerd

    You cannot create categories on the unit. If you:-

    Tap Menu
    Tap Search

    The right hand column behind the keyboard is a list of your MyPlace favourites.
    If you start to type the name of a MyPlace the list will change as you type until you can see the favourite you want at the top of the Right hand column. If you Tap the Blue Keyboard Icon bottom right the keyboard disappears and you see the first 4 favourites listed and you can then scroll through the list.

    Doug
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 17,064
    Superusers
    Hi
    @EdNerd

    When using 'MyPlaces' menu you don't have to search down the long list of MyPlaces

    Searching MyPlaces....

    The MyPlaces appear on the right-hand side of the Search screen

    Say in MyPlaces you have...
    Costa Worcester
    Costa Bromsgrove
    Costa Droitwitch
    Costa Bridgnorth

    Tap 4Dot (.... menu) Icon --> Tap Search
    If you Type say 'C' a list of MyPlaces starting with the letter 'C' will appear on the right-hand side of the Search screen
    Either continue to type 'Costa b' and the Costa Bromsgrove and Costa Bridgnorth outlets will display at the top of the list
    Tap the blue keyboard Icon screen bottom right to clear the keyboard and display the list
    Or
    Tap 4Dot (.... menu) Icon --> Tap Search
    Then type say 'C' and a list of MyPlaces starting with the letter 'C' will appear on the right-hand side of the Search screen continue to type 'Costa
    Tap the blue keyboard Icon screen bottom right to clear the keyboard and a full list of costa outlets will display
    After completing your search, to navigate to a 'MyPlace'... Tap the required MyPlace --> Tap the 'Drive' Icon or Tap on the 3Dot Icon, a quick menu will open with more options

    PS... Tap 4Dot (.... menu) Icon --> Tap Search type say 'T' on the right-hand side of the Search screen will be all of your MyPlaces beginning with 'T'
    But on the left-hand side of the Search screen will be a list of your recent destinations beginning with 'T'
    Don't forget to Tap the blue keyboard Icon screen bottom right to clear the keyboard and display the list
    PPS... There is also a dual Icon with 3 Lines & 2 Circles...

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    Tap the the 3 Lines or 2 Circles to toggle between List & Map view
    Tap the Keyboard Icon to return to the Keyboard & Search menu

    ATB YFM
  • EdNerdEdNerd Posts: 9 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Wow!! Very short-sighted of TomTom to fail to carry forward this feature from earlier devices. Instead, you make the customer jump through hoops in creative naming??
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 17,064
    Superusers
    edited April 2019
    Hi
    @EdNerd

    You can of course use Personal POI Categories in place of MyPlaces
    I use this method for my "_Favorite Catagory"... Your POI Category/Categories title/s 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..... http://www.tyretotravel.com/download-tyre/
    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.....
    [video]

    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

    Searching a POI Category
    See... https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1241063/#Comment_1241063

    ATB YFM
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 17,064
    Superusers
    Hi
    @EdNerd

    If you wanted to convert your existing MyPlaces to a Personal POI Category

    Many users have asked for the facility to backup their MyPlaces to a PC
    The MyDrive Route planner allows you to download your data from the Tomtom Cloud
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    The file looks like unusable Gobbledegook, the MyPlaces can be found in the file
    Click on image to enlarge....
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    User Ethoz....
    Posted a link to a excellent Tomtom MyPlaces to .Ov2 POI file converter tool
    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://chbworld.net/software/tomtompoi.html&prev=search

    There's a Mac & PC version ....

    Download and install TomtomPOI.exe from the above link
    Note... I have Virus checked the file with Avast Anti Virus all OK
    Run TomtomPOI

    Ist Click on Open...
    Find/Load the (Your user name goes here)_MyDrive.json.gz file Saved from the Tomtom MyDrive Web Route planner
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    2nd Click on Copy
    3rd Click on Yes
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    4th Click on Yes
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    5th Click on Save
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    Name the .Ov2 file & Save to the PC Desktop

    ATB YFM
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