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dgi_123
dgi_123 Registered Users Posts: 3
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edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
how do i save favs on to pc so i can transfer on to new device

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  • dgi_123
    dgi_123 Registered Users Posts: 3
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    i am trying to transfer my places from tomtom go 50 to tomtom go professional 520
    thanks
  • dgi_123
    dgi_123 Registered Users Posts: 3
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    Thank you much ap appreciated YamFazMan

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  • dgi_123
    dgi_123 Registered Users Posts: 3
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    i am trying to transfer my places from tomtom go 50 to tomtom go professional 520
    thanks
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,831
     Superuser
    edited June 2019
    Hi
    @dgi_123

    You can have Mutiple Devices one Account
    Mutiple Devices one Account Pro's & Con's
    See... https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1639933/#Comment_1639933
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    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
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    To install and use the .Ov2 file of your MyPlaces that you saved from your GO 50 to your desktop
    Go to bullet point... (4) below....

    I use the full method (below) to Create & Maintain my Personal "_Favorites.ov2" POI Categories
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    I use this method as a workaround for my "_Favorite Catagory"... Your POI Category titles could be anything you choose (Saves the MyPlaces blue star screen clutter)

    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.....
    Here... http://www.tyretotravel.com/download-tyre/
    Using 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”

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    (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

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

    ATB YFM
  • dgi_123
    dgi_123 Registered Users Posts: 3
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    Thank you much ap appreciated YamFazMan
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,831
     Superuser
    edited June 2019
    Hi
    @dgi_123

    You're welcome, glad you're sorted :)

    ATB YFM