How to transfer a .gpx file?

Petervanscarlett Registered Users Posts: 4
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edited October 2020 in RIDER
I bought a Rider 550 last week. Can't transfer a .gpx file onto it from my laptop, or from my android phone.
I have MyDrive on the phone.
On the laptop I have TomTom Home 2.2 installed, but this program insists that the Rider is not connected, whilst the Rider says that it has a connection with the laptop (cable).
Thanks for any help.
Peter from Holland

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  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,830
    edited October 2020
    Hi @Petervanscarlett

    Routes created and saved in My Drive or Routes imported into it are synced to your Rider unit when it logs into the My Drive account.

    Re TomTom HOME see my answer to your other post on the subject.

  • RoadRider
    RoadRider Registered Users Posts: 750
    Revered Pioneer
    You don't need any software on your PC to transfer a route (And TomTom Home is for older TomToms)
    Just plugin the Rider into USB. and it wil ask you if you want to import a route.
    Acknowledge and you will se the TomTom in the Windows Explorer. So yo can Copy GPX files (remember GPX Files will always be tracks on a Rider. .ITN files will be routes)

    Its easer to setup a MyDrive account and Wifi on your Rider to load roues using WiFi

    Two Dutch video's;

  • Petervanscarlett
    Petervanscarlett Registered Users Posts: 4
    New Seeker
    Thanks Doug for your speedy replies!! I have transferred routes from My Drive to the Rider. But, yesterday I downloaded a .gpx track from somewhere onto my Android cell; now how do I get this file into MyDrive? Or directly to the Rider? Probably very simple all this, but I can't seem to do it without assistence.
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,792
    Welcome to the site....
    Further options....
    The NAV4/NAV5 (Wi-Fi) Rider 4xx & 5xx also have the "Easy route upload" option....
    My Rider 550
    The Rider 4xx/5xx will give you direct access to a small buffer/transfer area of the Rider 4xx/5xx Main Memory... You can also access your Micro SD Card, you can drag & drop your .ITN or .GPX route files directly to the Rider 4/5xx Memory buffer/transfer area or the Micro SD Memory card over a secure system
    NavCore Version 15.302
    Released on 3 July 2015
    This update applies to the Rider4xx/5xx
    With the "Easy route upload"... You can connect your TomTom Rider to your PC using a USB cable, then drag and drop your route files directly to and from your device’s memory using a file explorer program.....

    The example below is my Rider 400... The Rider 550 uses the same "Easy route upload"
    (1)... Connect Your device via USB and this screen appears on the Rider 400
    (2)... Tap the Import route Icon and the Rider 400 connects to the secure "Easy route upload"
    (3)... On your PC filing system you should see "Tomtom Rider 400" where you can drag and drop your route files directly into the Rider 400 main memory or the Micro SD Card
    (4)... If you haven't got a Memory card installed it only shows the Rider 400 Main memory
    (5)... Drag & drop your route files to the device or the Memory card
    (6)... When your done tap "Done"
    Note...Mac OS X....
    TomTom Rider uses the USB Media Transfer Profile (MTP) for transferring routes. On a Mac you need to install a program that supports USB MTP, such as Android™ File Transfer.

    Once the program is installed, connect your Rider 4xx/5xx to your Mac and select Import routes. This switches the device to MTP mode. Route files such as GPX and ITN can then be copied to the internal memory of your device or a memory card using the MTP program.

    See Tomtom FAQ...


    You can also use a Micro SD Card as a transfer medium
    To transfer a route to your NAV4/5 device using a Micro SD Memory Card.....
    Format your memory card on your PC to FAT32 format
    Copy your .GPX or .ITN route file to your Memory Card

    My GO 5000 showing no routes installed.....

    Insert the SD Memory card into the Card Slot the device will recognise the Memory Card.....

    Routes Transferred.....
    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • Petervanscarlett
    Petervanscarlett Registered Users Posts: 4
    New Seeker
    Hello YamFazMan, thanks man! The route "via Hasselt" was imported from laptop to Rider 550. Stangely the Rider gave it a new name!
    But I can live with that!
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,792
    You're welcome, glad you're sorted :)

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM